NCBI Library and Media Centre are delighted to have worked with O’Brien Press on the production of Fast Forward by Judi Curtin in Braille. The Braille copies were produced by NCBI Library to promote World Book Day on the 2nd of March. Braille copies will be sent to County Libraries across Ireland during the month of March to highlight the importance of reading in Braille to blind children. Copies will also be available for loan from the NCBI Library.
Fast Forward by Judi Curtin is the first leisure reading book to be produced by NCBI Library in Unified English Braille (UEB). World Book day also marks the switchover at NCBI from SEB ( Standard English Braille ) to UEB . All Braille books, journals and documents produced by NCBI Library and Media Centre will be produced in UEB. UEB was created to eliminate the necessity of learning different braille codes for different subject areas and to decrease the ambiguity inherent to the braille codes used in English speaking countries. For more information on UEB: www.inbaf.ie