Blumberg Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

promoting achievement for students with sensory loss (PASS)

Blind, low Vision, or deafblind

conferences and workshops


UEB Ready?
Introduction to unified English braille

Presenters:  IERC Staff, PASS Project Staff, & PATINS staff

Trainings will take place in November at each of the PATINS regional sites. The training schedule is below:

November 5, 2014 – Northeast
November 6, 2014 – Heartland Career Center*
November 12, 2014 – Southwest
November 13, 2014 – Columbus Signature Academy**
November 14, 2014 – Central

An additional training, available to ISBVI staff only, will be offered at ISBVI on October 30.

Check-In 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00AM - 3:30 PM

UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille will be both informational and experiential. A comparison of English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB will be provided. Teachers and staff will participate in a variety of exercises specific to UEB. This introduction is intended to educate and prepare teachers of students who are blind/low vision and paraprofessionals in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new code.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.


Please submit all registration forms for UEB Ready? Introductions to Unified English Braille to the PASS Project using one of methods below:

*Please note the change in location for the Northeast Regional Training on November 5, 2014. Rather than the Northeast PATINS Regional Site, the training will take place at Heartland Career Center, 79 South County Road 200 West, Wabash, IN 46992.

**Please note the change in location for the Southeast Regional Training on November 13, 2014. Rather than the Southeast PATINS Regional Site, the training will take place at Columbus Signature Academy – New Tech High School-Wing C, 2205 25th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

UEB Ready?
A Supported Independent study


The PASS Project in conjunction with Indiana State University is offering a 13-week training program via distance education utilizing Blackboard. Participants in the program will use Ashcroft’s Programmed Instruction: Unified English Braille (API-UEB) as a guide to learning UEB.

Throughout the course, the instructor will be available to answer questions and offer support. Participants will be expected to complete checkpoint quizzes every three weeks. Following each quiz, feedback will be provided in order to promote mastery prior to the proficiency exam taken at the end of the program. Participants who successfully pass the exam will earn a Certificate of Proficiency reflecting 30 Professional Growth Points (PGP).

This training will take place from January 19-April 17, 2015. Please note that the course is intended to be an independent study.  Participants can complete checkpoint quizzes and the proficiency exam at a quicker pace if more advanced; however, to ensure all participants are able to complete the course by April 17 all work must be submitted by the specified course deadlines.


To register, follow the link


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: