Unified English Braille Code

Certificate | Code: 1429

About the program

Braille is a tactile system of raised dots representing letters of the alphabet. To read braille requires that the fingers glide over paper that has been embossed with the braille code. The Unified English Braille (UEB) Code program consists of a cluster of four- 42-hour courses that will prepare graduates to work with a range of individuals in the community with visual impairment by supporting them by learning the UEB Code. Students will develop the basic skills of Unified English braille from letter recognition through to complex abbreviated communication as well as mathematical concepts using the Classic Perkins Brailler in order to decode and produce braille.
This program will be of interest to professionals, para-professionals, volunteers and parents who may find themselves working with or supporting individuals who are visually impaired throughout the community.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.

  • Final Selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Students in the program will need access to the Classic Perkins Brailler for the duration of the program.

Graduate opportunities

This program will be of interest to professionals, para professionals, volunteers and parents who may find themselves working with or supporting individuals who are visually impaired throughout the community.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Utilize the principals and mechanics of Unified English Braille to support individuals with visual impairment to communicate effectively.
  • Use the Unified English Braille Code to produce documents.
  • Support visually impaired individuals in using the Classic Perkins Brailler for written communication. .
  • Use a Classic Perkins Brailler to create written documents and mathematical concepts to support literacy with the Unified English Braille Code.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020