Australian Braille Authority meeting 2010

Tactile street sign for Elizabeth Street, Sydney, with raised print and braille.

The Australian Braille Authority (ABA) is a sub-committee of the Round Table, and traditionally their annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Round Table conference.

Next year, ABA will instead hold an extended two-day meeting in Australia, just after Round Table conference. They have confirmed the dates for this meeting as 5th-6th June 2010. The meeting will be held in Sydney, with the venue to be confirmed shortly. More information will be available on the ABA website soon.

While we won’t be hosting ABA in Auckland next year, we’d love to see a strong braille strand in the conference programme. If you have something to contribute, please check out our Call for Papers and consider submitting. Remember that the Call for Papers closes on 27 November. Perhaps you could:

  • run a workshop or discussion on innovative braille or tactile production techniques.
  • talk about local experiences with adoption of Unified English Braille, and opportunities for collaboration between Australia, New Zealand and other countries.
  • share successes with local advocacy to increase the availability of information in braille.
  • describe projects that have raised braille awareness in your community.

Feel free to share any other ideas by commenting on this post.

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