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UEBOT: Unified English Braille Online Training

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UEBOT (Unified English Braille Training Online) is a free one month, online training module for people who are already proficient in EBAE (English Braille American Edition). 10 CEU credits are available for free. The course is available on a rolling basis beginning on the first of every month, and will be offered for free for the next four years.

The UEBOT project was developed to meet the unique need of retraining a nation of professionals that instruct and produce braille. The five year transition period puts a tight timeframe on the more than 7,000 individuals that require updated skills to learn UEB (Unified English Braille).  The project is sponsored by OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) and NIU (Northern Illinois University).  Collaborators include Benetech,  BANA (Braille Authority of North America), AFB (American Foundation for the Blind), AER (Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) and UMass Boston.

Courses are posted for June through November with a gradually increasing enrollment as follows: June - 50, July - 100, August and on at 200. All courses last 4 weeks and are first come first serve.  Registration is now open.

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UEBOT also has a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/UEBOT1

For more information see:  http://uebot.niu.edu/

 

Comments

i am certified TVI and have

Posted by Robin Ragland

I would like this course

Posted by Robin Ragland

UEB online course?????

Posted by Robin Ragland

I would like this course as I

Posted by Del Sullivan

Posted on May 7, 2015
Updated on: February 8, 2018

Previous comments for UEBOT: Unified English Braille Online Training

Charlotte@Perkins commented on September 23, 2015

You can register directly on their site:  http://uebot.niu.edu/  Note that you need to take a proficiency exam in EBAE (English Braille American Edition) before enrolling in this.

Del Sullivan commented on September 23, 2015

I would like this course as I work with a 2nd grade blind student. I have no prior training using the braille nemeth code but am interested in learning more.

Charlotte@Perkins commented on August 17, 2015

Hi Robin,

You can register directly on the website for this online UEB course:  http://uebot.niu.edu/

Robin Ragland commented on August 17, 2015

UEB online course?????

Robin Ragland commented on August 17, 2015

I would like this course because I am a TVI and teach braille.

Robin Ragland commented on August 17, 2015

i am certified TVI and have students using braille.