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DeafBlind has been added to the Shortforms list

The International Council on English Braille has announced that the word DeafBlind (with a capital "D" and capital "B") has been added to the Shortforms List in Appendix 1 of the Rules of Unified English Braille.

This means that DeafBlind should now be brailled using the bl shortform, i.e. ⠠⠙⠂⠋⠠⠃⠇

Note that this is a special exception to the "standing alone" rule, made with regard to the importance of the word to the DeafBlind community.

This change is official as from April 24, 2020.