News from the Federation Family
Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research:
The National Federation of the Blind published Volume 9, Number 1, of The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research (JBIR) on June 18, 2019. You can access the table of contents and articles in this issue of JBIR Vol. 9, No 2, at https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/ jbir/jbir19/jbir0901tc.html.
Research manuscripts included in this issue are:
Professional practice articles included in this issue are:
JBIR is the NFB's free, open-access, online-only professional journal that publishes peer-reviewed, original research manuscripts, and professional practice articles that deal with all aspects of blindness other than the medical. Practice-based articles that share the author's expertise in how best-practices can improve education and rehabilitation outcomes are strongly encouraged. To learn more about JBIR and how to become an author or peer reviewer, please visit the JBIR Home Page at http://nfb-jbir.libraryhost.com/index.php/JBIR.
Notices and information in this section may be of interest to Monitor readers. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information; we have edited only for space and clarity.
Seedlings publishes 500th book in UEB!
Seedlings Braille Books for Children just published its 500th book in Unified English Braille (UEB). That means Seedlings is a leader, if not the leader, among Braille publishers in the United States in the number of children's titles it offers in the new code. The 500th book is A to Z Mysteries: The Panda Puzzle, the story of three kids trying to find a panda kidnapped from the zoo.
Seedlings has been converting books in its catalog from the old Braille code since 2016 when the United States officially adopted UEB. All 314 of its print-and-Braille books for younger readers have been in UEB for a few years. Now 186 of its all-Braille books for older readers are in UEB, for a total of five hundred!
Other recently converted titles include A Little House Chapter Book: Laura's Ma; Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon; The Westing Game, a Newbery Medal winner; We'll Race You, Henry—A Story about Henry Ford; and My Book of Bible Stories.
Seedlings is continuing to add titles in UEB at the rate of about one a week, so check www.seedlings.org often for the latest offerings!
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