Essential braille references published by the International Council on English Braille
Unified English Braille is the official braille code for use in Australia. It is an international code created and maintained by the International Council on English Braille.
- The Rules of Unified English Braille (second edition, 2013)
- Guidelines for Technical Material (2014)
- World Braille Usage (2013)
- IPA Braille (2005)
Braille guidelines and training materials published by the Australian Braille Authority
The ABA’s training and reference materials are specific to formatting and production techniques used in Australia.
- Unified English Braille: Australian Training Manual (2016)
- UEB online – online braille program based on the above Training Manual, created by RIDBC
- Australian Braille Authority Rules and Guidelines for Formatting Braille (2016)
- Duxbury Braille Translator Producer’s Manual (2011)
Guidelines relating to braille and tactile graphics, published by the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc.
The Round Table is an umbrella organisation setting standards for accessible formats in Australia and New Zealand.
Refer also to the Round Table’s Guidelines page.
Braille Music Guidelines
Braille Music is an international code. ABA recommends these standards for the layout of braille music and its integration with UEB in Australia.
- The New International Manual of Braille Music Notation (1997) by Bettye Krolick – available as html or pdf
- Introduction to Braille Music Transcription (2005) by Mary De Garmo
- Braille Music Layout Manual (2002) by Jane Ware
- ABA Braille Music Addendum (2015) – Word or braille
Refer also to our page on music braille.
Braille and Tactile Signage guidelines
- Disability (Access to Premises) Standards (2010)
- Australian Standard AS1428.1-2009 Design for Access and Mobility (2009).
- Physical specifications for braille – Australian Braille Authority
Refer also to our information on braille and tactile signage.