Learn Braille

Unified English Braille (UEB) Correspondence Program for Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Educational Assistants in British Columbia

Learn Braille

The Ministry of Education, through PRCVI, funds the course fees for teachers of the visually impaired and educational assistants who provide direct brailling services to BC students with visual impairments in the public or Group 1 and 2 independent school system.

To begin the course, please complete and submit the following forms:

  1. Registration
  2. Supplies Order & Cheque
  3. Brailler Loan (if needed)

A cheque for $140.00, made payable to Vancouver School Board / PRCVI, must be included when you submit these forms or we can’t proceed with registration. Forms Revised: July 2017

Students are responsible for the purchase of text books, supplies and certification fees. Course materials are available directly from PRCVI at a discounted price. Most schools will reimburse students for these fees. PRCVI issues a receipt for the books and supplies upon registration and then students can submit this to their school or district for reimbursement.

Braille Course Information Package (PDF) - Revised July 2017

All new Braille learners are encouraged to take the Unified English Braille (UEB) course, however if you have special circumstances where you are required to train in the older courses, English Braille American Edition (EBAE) or Nemeth, please contact PRCVI directly to discuss.

If you are an independent student interested in learning Braille, courses are available through the CNIB at the link below.

CNIB Braille Courses

Updating to UEB Course

If you already hold CBA / CNIB certification in Braille Transcription or Grade Two Literary Braille, you can take the self directed course from CNIB at the link below. If you want to update your current certification, you can write the free exam. This course will primarily be of interest to transcribers, proofreaders and teachers.

CNIB UEB Braille Update Course

Participants are required to have 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