Welcome to INBAF, the Irish National Braille and Alternative Formats Association
Welcome to INBAF, the Irish National Braille and Alternative Formats Association.
This website aims to show you who we are and how we can support you if you use alternative formats in school, in college, in work or at home.
As a starting point, we have collated some Frequently Asked Questions, which all founding group members currently encounter in their daily work and life. They are by no means exhaustive and we plan to add to those as time goes on.
INBAF strives to help and advise anyone who utilizes braille, large print and other alternative formats and has an interest in same, in all matters related to the Irish and English braille code and format standards as used now and into the future.
Through its members, INBAF has many links to Irish organisations dealing with braille or alternative formats and will use those to help everyone seeking advice on all matters of alternative formats. INBAF also has international affiliations and enjoys full support by the International Council on English Braille and the rule-giving UK Association for Alternative Formats, UKAAF.
Did You Know?
Louis Braille played the piano, organ and cello. He supplemented his income as a teacher by playing the organ at Paris churches. His organ playing was praised by Felix Mendelssohn. He created a music code and in 1829 published this in a book entitled, "Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for use by the Blind and Arranged for Them."