Welcome to our newest member: BANZATPosted: March 22, 2011
At our most recent Executive meeting, Round Table welcomed our newest member organisation: the Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust (BANZAT).
Established in August 2010, BANZAT’s purpose is to set standards and to make rulings on braille code usage within New Zealand, maintain awareness and consistency with current international developments in all braille codes, accredit practitioners involved in braille production, promote braille as the prime literacy medium for blind people and promote best practice in teaching, acquisition and distribution of braille.
BANZAT works closely with the Australian Braille Authority on a number of projects including the Trans-Tasman Braille Proficiency Certificate. We look forward to their membership further strengthening the ties between braille developments in both countries.