[nfbwatlk] Fwd: [EVE] Upcoming UEB Changes - Washington State Braille Committee

doug trimble doug.trimble at hotmail.com
Fri May 2 23:16:51 UTC 2014


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WASHINGTON STATE BRAILLE COMMITTEE

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> From: Doug Trimble <Doug.Trimble at wssb.wa.gov>
> Date: May 2, 2014 at 4:14:38 PM PDT
> To: Doug Trimble <doug.trimble at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Fwd: [EVE] Upcoming UEB Changes - Washington State Braille Committee
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>> From: Colleen Lines <Colleen.Lines at WSSB.WA.GOV>
>> Date: May 2, 2014 at 2:49:51 PM PDT
>> To: <EVE at LISTSERV.WSSB.WA.GOV>
>> Subject: [EVE] Upcoming UEB Changes - Washington State Braille Committee
>> Reply-To: Colleen Lines <Colleen.Lines at WSSB.WA.GOV>
>> 
>> It seems that every listserv is posting something about UEB (Unified English Braille). The National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) is heavily promoting its certification. This is not an NLS, BANA, or WA state approved test, at this time. Please save your time and money and wait for direction from your Washington State Braille Committee.
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>> As a state, we will be providing direction, training and a new testing model. If you belong to one of these organizations and want to give your input, please contact your representative. We will keep you informed as to progress toward implementation. DO NOT begin UEB with students until you are trained and have passed whatever testing requirements come out of the committee.
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>> Our statewide committee members are:
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>> National Federation of the Blind of Washington – Mike Freeman, President
>> Washington Council of the Blind – Cindy Van Winkle, President
>> Pacific Northwest AER – Tracey Gaver, President
>> Ogden Resource Center – Colleen Lines, Director
>> Washington State School for the Blind – Hans Michielsen, Principal and Sean McCormick, Vice-Principal
>> OSPI/WSDS – Craig Meador, Statewide Coordinator
>> Portland State University – Jim “BLUE” Bickford
>> Braille Experts – Zach Lattin and Mike Sivill
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>> Our first meeting is on May 15th where our agenda items include:
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>> 2014 Readying our state infrastructure
>> Rewrite WAC 180-82-130
>> Development of UEB training
>> Development of Unified English Braille Usage Examination for our state
>> 2015 UEB instruction for educators and transcribers
>> Workshops
>> Classes
>> On-line learning
>> UEB Testing
>> January 2016 – Implementation of UEB
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>> Colleen Lines
>> Director, Ogden Resource Center
>> Washington State School for the Blind
>> 2310 E. 13th St.
>> Vancouver, WA 98661
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>> FAX 360-737-2120
>> In-State Only 1-800-562-4176 x.183
>> Out-of-state 360-696-6321 x.183
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