ORC 2018-01-04T11:08:13+00:00

Ogden Resource Center

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  • Braille texts and materials
  • Large print texts and materials
  • Educational aids
  • Enlarging services
  • Braille transcription service
  • Information dissemination and referral
  • Out-of-State interlibrary loans

Braille transcription questions?

Ordering braille books?

Braille questions?

Kandi, Braille Coordinator
360.947.3344
kandi.lukowski@wssb.wa.gov

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Large print questions?

Braille questions?

UEB questions?

Angela, Braille Coordinator
360.947.3346
angela.vargas@wssb.wa.gov

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Braille questions?

Adrienne, Proofreader
360.947.3343
Adrienne.Lattin@wssb.wa.gov

Ordering APH materials?

Invoice Questions?

Warehouse questions?

Justin, Lead Warehouse Operator
360.947.3341
Justin.raner@wssb.wa.gov

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Warehouse questions?

Tracking an order?

Shipping questions?

Warehouse Operator
360.947.3342

Sourcing books?

Special requests?

General questions?

Jennifer, ORC Director
360.947.3340
Jennifer.fenton@wssb.wa.gov

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UEB Application – Accessible (PDF)
UEB Recertification Application (PDF)

UEB and Me examples (docx)
UEB and Me why (docx)
UEB and Me with numbered errors (docx)

UEB and Me BRF files (zip)

UEB Exam Popular Questions:

  • Is there a practice test or study materials available?
    • There is no practice test available at this time. The UEB is implemented in Washington State for use with literary material in general, so the best study guide is the rulebook: The Rules of Unified English Braille, latest edition. It can be downloaded for free from the Braille Authority of North America's website. http://www.brailleauthority.org/ueb.html#rules
  • How long is the exam?
    • The exam contains five sections: multiple choice, proofreading, interlining, transcribing and slate and stylus.
  • What do I need to study?
    • Since the UEB is adopted in Washington State for general literary usage only, it is important that applicants are knowledgeable in the UEB through section 10 of the rulebook, with basic knowledge of braille formatting and the ability to look up unfamiliar symbols when they arise.
  • Which sections of the NLS Transcriber’s Manual are applicable to the exam?
    • All of the sections of the NLS Transcriber's Manual are applicable to the Washington State UEB Competency Exam.
  • How do I apply to take the exam?
    • The application to take the new UEB exam is located above
  • How much does it cost?
    • The entire exam is $160.00 or each section has a separate fee: Multiple Choice=$20.00, Transcribing=$75.00, Proofreading=$25.00, Interlining=$20.00, Slate & Stylus=$20.00.
  • Can I re-take the exam? How many times?
    • Yes, to re-take the exam, the fee is per section or $6.00 x number of sentences to redo on the transcription piece. At this time there is no limit to the number of re-takes.
  • Do I need a proctor?
    • Yes, a proctor is required.
  • What are the criteria for proctoring?
    • Anyone willing to monitor the exam (no electronic devices may be used.)
  • How do I get lifetime UEB certification?
    • Receiving a Letter of Proficiency in Unified English Braille from national Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress qualifies for lifetime certification.
  • Do I have to take this exam every 5 years?
    • There is a shorter re-certification exam. Certification lasts 5 years and then needs to be renewed with the shorter exam.
  • How do I recertify for UEB? Do I need to recertify for B.L.U.E.?
    • UEB is now the required certification so there is no B.L.U.E. recertification requirement. To recertify for UEB, you must pass a short UEB exam. If you have a valid B.L.U.E. certification, you can take the short exam to receive your UEB certification.
  • Is UEB certification required to work as a braillest in a classroom?
    • Yes, according to Washington State Law WAC 180-82-130, anyone who will be providing braille or braille instruction to a student must be certified in UEB by Washington State.
  • Are TVIs in Washington required to be UEB certified?
    • Yes, according to Washington State Law WAC 180-82-130, anyone who will be providing braille or braille instruction to a student must be certified in UEB by Washington State.
  • How long do I have to earn my UEB certification after I start working in a classroom?
    • One year after the date of hire.