Please use this form to create or update your AMP listing.
All registration or update requests are handled promptly. After we receive your registration form, your information will generally be added to the AMP site within days.
Use the “Other Comments?” box at the bottom of the registration form to describe your work. Also, use this box to provide specific notes about your service or business that you want to display on the site.
You can send two registration forms – one for your organization and one for yourself. A listing will be created from each form, and you will appear as the contact on both.
Organizations and companies search the AMP database to look for braille transcribers. Consider adding comments on your interest in contract work along with your skills, experiences, and any other qualifications you think would be appealing.
Click on the Browse Directory tab at the top of the AMP site, and you can browse AMP agencies alphabetically, or by state, accessible format, foreign language, and certified braille proofreaders.
The following resources are frequently referenced by braille producers on AMP. If you’d like to suggest a resource, please contact us!
- Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
- National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
- Information about Braille Certification Training Program
- Background on Braille Literacy Legislation
- Music Braille Transcribing Course: National Federation of the Blind. Teaches students to transcribe print music materials into braille. Upon completion, a student receives a Library of Congress certificate in music braille transcribing.
- Manual for Braille Transcribing UEB Edition, 2015: National Federation of the Blind. Assists transcribers seeking Library of Congress certification. Available in PDF and BRF.
- BANA Latest Updates
- California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI)
- Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB: Lists the differences between UEB and English Braille American Edition.
- The ABCs of UEB: A Guide for the Transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to the Rules of Unified English Braille (UEB): PDF download: Constance Risjord, Braille Authority of North America (BANA) – Outlines the major differences between English and American Braille (EBAE) and Unified English Braille.
- Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB: Explores the range of approaches available for transcribing foreign language text into Unified English Braille. Available in BRF and PDF.
- Tips and Resources for Learning More about Unified English Braille: Suggests ways braille readers and transcribers may begin the transition to UEB. Offers tips on how to set braille reading and writing devices to UEB.
- Mathematics and Science Braille: Provides guidance for transcribing using the Nemeth and chemistry codes within UEB contexts. Available in PDF, HTML, and BRF.
- Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics: Braille Authority of North American (BANA) and the Canadian Braille Authority, 2010 External- Provides guidance on best practices and methods to produce tactile graphics.
- Other Transcription Resources:
- Introduction to UEB Foreign Language Transcription: PDF download: Melissa Pavo-Zehr, California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Quickly and comprehensively explains UEB foreign language transcription.
- Diacritics and More, 2015: National Braille Association- Examines words divided into syllables, words that have diacritic markings, and other types of grammar.
- 2018 Braille Formats Study Guide: National Braille Association- Familiarizes transcribers of books with the proper formatting guidelines to prepare for the formats certification test.
- The Rules of Unified English Braille, 2nd Edition: International Council on English Braille, 2013. Provides comprehensive rules for transcribing UEB code. Unified English Braille for Math: For Sighted Learners: PDF download: Heather Harland and Cheryl Roberts, Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired, 2014. Provides rules for numbers in Unified English Braille.
- Specialist Braille Codes Explained: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Provides glossary of specialist braille codes, including chess, music, mathematics, computer, and Welsh.
- World Braille Usage, 3rd Edition: International Council on English Braille, Perkins School for the Blind, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2013. Compiles braille codes for foreign languages. Available in PDF and BRF.