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Braille Standards and Guidelines

On this page, you can find links to the currently approved standards, guidelines, and references manuals for the transcription and production of braille developed by the International Council on English Braille (ICEB), the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), and Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), as approved for use in Canada.

Alternative format versions of many of these standards are available upon request - please contact us for more information.

General guidance for transcription in English

General guidance for transcription in French

Guidance for the production of braille in the Mi'kmaw language

Guidance for other specialized productions

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