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NEW - UEB (Unified English Braille) Transcription Course

This intensive course leads to certificat​ion in UEB which qualifies a person to transcribe English print materials into braille. It is primarily of interest to would-be transcribers and proofreaders, and teachers of braille reading to children and adults. There is no braille knowledge prerequisite.

Course Overview:

  • 22-lesson correspondence course
  • Each lesson includes transcription and reading exercises to be submitted for marking
  • 10-15 hours required to complete a lesson;
  • Work with an instructor;
  • Instruction manual From Print To Braille With UEB provided.

Course Requirements:

  • Access to The Rules of Unified English Braille (the Rulebook) which is available as a print pdf file or as a braille file from the ICEB website.
  • A computer and braille six-key input software which is available for download; or a brailler with 40 cells per line and 25 lines per page.​


  • Contracted braille
  • Punctuation and commonly used symbols
  • Typeforms
  • Accents
  • Basic technical concepts
  • Mathematical symbols
  • Fractions
  • Spatial arrangements
  • Superscripts and subscripts
  • Basic format: paragraphs, braille page numbering, major headings, and lists​


At the end of the course, candidates may apply to test their knowledge of braille transcription in order to obtain certification. The instructor will advise the candidate of the procedure.


$500 with a 50% reduction for CNIB clients

Contact Information:

Phone: 416 486-2500, ext. 7654

New - Non-Certification Course: UEB Reading Course

  • $250

Other Courses Leading to Certification:

Contracted Grade 2 Literary Braille Course

  • $648.30

English Braille American Edition​​

  • Transcription $847
  • Proofreading $350.00

Music Braille Course

  • $615.00

Nemeth Mathematics Course

  • Transcription $855.75
  • Proofreading $240.00​

*50% discount in Course Fee for CNIB clients

Contact Information:

Phone: 416 486-2500, ext. 7654
Fax: 416 480-7700


Braille Certification
1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4G 3E8

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