Hadley Transitions to Unified English Braille (UEB), Makes Changes to Braille Course Availability

The Hadley School for the Blind's new course, "Transitioning to Unified English Braille" (UEB), is now available in hard copy and ONLINE for visual learners! Please note, students may only enroll in one format. This 6-lesson course provides a structured approach to learning the differences between EBAE (English Braille American Edition) and UEB. Prerequisites include strong contracted reading and writing skills in EBAE or SEB (Standard English Braille).

As part of its UEB Transition Plan, Hadley has discontinued several braille courses until such time as newly developed revised versions are available, as follows:

Adult Continuing Education and High School Programs:

Hadley has discontinued its "Braille Literacy 3 and 4" courses. Beginning braille students are welcome to enroll in "Braille Literacy 1 and 2," but may experience a gap in time prior to moving on to a revised "Braille Literacy 3." Revised courses reflecting the newly adopted Unified English Braille Code (UEB) are in development. Activation of new courses is expected to begin early 2016.

The following courses remain available:

  • Braille Literacy 1
  • Braille Literacy 2
  • Using Raised Markers
  • Braille Music Reading
  • Braille Music Reading: Keyboard Music
  • Braille Music Reading: Vocal Music
  • Experience Braille Reading
  • The Essentials of the Nemeth Code
  • Transitioning to Unified English Braille

Hadley School for Professionals Studies and Family Education Programs:

We are pleased to announce the activation of the "Introduction to Braille, UEB Edition" course. It is available in print and online.

Hadley had discontinued this course along with the "Contracted Braille" course while developing versions that reflect the newly adopted Unified English Braille Code (UEB). "Contracted Braille, UEB Edition" is scheduled for activation in 2016.

The following courses remain available:

  • Braille Music Basics
  • Basic Nemeth Code
  • Braille Teaching Methods for Children
  • Braille Teaching Methods for Adolescents and Adults
  • Braille and Your Baby or Toddler
  • Introduction to Braille, UEB Edition
  • Transitioning to Unified English Braille

Note that any Hadley student currently enrolled in a discontinued braille course is permitted to complete that course.

For more information on Hadley's UEB Transition Plan, please visit http://hadley.edu/UEBTransition.asp. If you have additional questions or concerns, contact Hadley's Student Services Department at 800-526-9909.