This edition is based on EBAE.
Braille Formats, Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011 is based on English Braille, American Edition (EBAE). Although EBAE is no longer an approved braille code in North America, BANA will retain the Braille Formats, 2011 on the BANA website.
The new Braille Formats, 2016 aligns BANA’s braille formatting guidelines with Unified English Braille (UEB).
BANA provides Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011 in three accessible electronic versions: enhanced PDF, BRF, and online HTML.
Publication Note: Please see the March 2014 errata list of known corrections and clarifications that should be made to the publication Braille Formats: Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011 as posted in April 2012. This document is available in HTML, PDF, and BRF.
Enhanced PDF version: This specially adapted PDF file has been crafted to provide enhanced functionality and navigational features. Bookmarks and links have been specifically designed to provide navigation for all users. Screen reader users can navigate all major sections using headings.
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Braille Formats 2011 portfolio (large zipped portfolio)
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Errata for Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011
Issued by the Braille Authority of North America
The March 2014 Errata supersedes all previous errata.
The list of errata contains known corrections and clarifications that should be made to the publication Braille Formats: Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011 as posted in April 2012.
Please keep in mind:
- The corrections or clarifications in this listing do not change the practices prescribed in the 2011 Braille Formats publication.
- Each notation is identified by page number and section number. They are presented in the order that they appear in the publication.
- Minor errors or typos that do not change meaning or clarify intent have not been listed here.
- We have enclosed punctuation within a quotation when the punctuation is to be included in a formats item. In narratives that describe a change, we have placed the punctuation outside the quotation marks to avoid confusion.