Northern Illinois University: With the help of a federal grant, NIU is revolutionizing the way braille is taught

Northern Illinois University: With the help of a federal grant, NIU is revolutionizing the way braille is taught. “More than 5,000 teachers of students with visual impairments from across the country have completed an online course developed and hosted at NIU with support from a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The course, known as UEBOT-1 (Unified English Braille Online Training), was designed to train teachers already familiar with the braille code formerly used in the U.S. (English Braille American Edition) in the new braille code, Unified English Braille (UEB), which is now used in English-speaking countries throughout the world.”

WNIU: Rockford’s Schreiner Leaves Legacy Of Music

New-to-me, from WNIU: Rockford’s Schreiner Leaves Legacy Of Music. “A longtime collector of rare sheet music has died. Lee Schreiner donated much of his collection to Northern Illinois University where it found new life. In 2014, Lee Schreiner of Rockford started donating his collection to his alma mater. Librarians at Northern Illinois University created an online database for the World War 1 sheet music which is now in the public domain.”

NIU Today: NIU Libraries receives $610,000 grant for Southeast Asia Digital Library

NIU Today: NIU Libraries receives $610,000 grant for Southeast Asia Digital Library. “[Northern Illinois University] Libraries has been awarded a four-year grant of $610,000 by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL), a collaborative project of the Association of Asian Studies’ Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA), an association of Southeast Asia librarians and member institutions across the United States…. Most of the funding will be used to hire a web developer while the rest of the money will go toward digitization projects for Southeast Asia materials, including palm-leaf manuscripts from the National Library of Cambodia, documentary videos of the Cham people in Vietnam and storage cost.”