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UEB Technical

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UEB Technical is intended for those who hold certification in UEB - Unified English Braille. 

Course Overview:

UEB Technical is a comprehensive, self-directed course in UEB for technical material. It is not an instruction manual. It provides selected references to Unified English Braille Guidelines for Technical Material (the Guidelines) as the resource for examples and further explanation. Extensive practice in producing technical material in UEB is an essential element of the course. Additionally, another important purpose of UEB Technical is to ensure familiarity with the Guidelines.

UEB Technical is being provided by CNIB free of charge and may be done entirely without instruction. There is no registration for the course. There are 14 major topics generally following the order of the material presented in the Guidelines. Each transcription practice provides the answers on the next page. A pre-test is offered to help assess your readiness to write the UEB Technical Proficiency Test. 

This course is available for access and download in UEB Technical print and braille (contact BrailleCertification@cnib.ca)

Course Requirements:

This course requires the use of Unified English Braille Guidelines for Technical Material and The Rules of Unified English Braille; latest editions. These publications can be downloaded free of charge in print or braille from  http://www.iceb.org/ueb.html 


Fee: none

Letter of Proficiency:

CNIB will issue a Letter of Proficiency for UEB Technical to a candidate who:

  • holds CNIB/BLC UEB Transcription Certification 
  • has a thorough knowledge of the rules and provisions of the Guidelines
  • has passed the pre-test with a mark of 90 after correction
  • can demonstrate accuracy in transcribing technical material in UEB by successful completion of a test

Those who have completed all the practices and have met the first two above requirements may register for the UEB Technical Proficiency package which includes the pre-test evaluation and the UEB Technical Proficiency Test from CNIB at BrailleCertification@cnib.ca

Note: Please forward your UEB Transcription Certificate

Test fee: $75

Those who hold CNIB/BLC reciprocal transcription certification in UEB and meet the requirements above may request the UEB Technical Proficiency Test package at BrailleCertification@cnib.ca

Test Fee: $150

To register please contact BrailleCertification@cnib.ca.