[access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?

hi, so steve i take it then your also against abbreviations even print users 
use? such etc, ltd, and so on? and of course you won't like text messaging 
either as it's even worse for encouraging laziness by using u for you, 2 for 
too etc.  sorry but using grade 2 as an excuse for poor spelling just 
doesn't hold up. i've been using grade 2 since i was 4 and i think i'm 
pretty good in the spelling department. yet i know plenty of people who are 
fully sighted who can't spell at all!
kevin - (lord l)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 10:35 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?


Hi Angel,

Think about it for a minute.  At least a sighted person gets to see the word
knowledge in all its longhand glory.  Braillists however are rarely exposed
to it, because they tend to learn Grade 2 at a very early age, if they learn
young, as I did.

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Angel
Sent: 29 April 2007 21:10
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?

What makes you think those same people wouldn't be poor spellers if they
have sight.  I know sighted people who are atrocious spellers.  That is just

the way they are.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:28 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?


> Hi Angle,
>
> I would have to disagree here.  I know some blind people who are excellent
> Braille readers, but very poor spellers.  Take the word Knowledge as an
> example.  Learning Grade 2 Braille earlier discourages blind people to
> learn
> how to spell such words in my view, although I think Knowledge must be the
> hardest contracted word that I know of.
>
> All the best
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
> Angel
> Sent: 29 April 2007 15:19
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>
> This isn't true.  Most good spellers read a lot which is what makes them
> good spellers.  Also, I think, they care how words are spelled.  When one
> is
>
> in doubt as to the spelling of a word, he usually pictures how the word is
> spelled in his mind as he has seen it written. We Braille readers picture
> the words written in their contracted form.  As we know what those
> contractions mean we spell the words correctly.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Paul.bepey" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 7:39 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>
>
>> Hi,
>> Personally, I do not really like grade2 Braille as most of it is in
>> contraction form which I feel doesn't help individuals to grasp basic
>> skills, Spelling, etc.
>> Thanks, Paul
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>> =
>> Of
>> Angel
>> Sent: 29 April 2007 12:33
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>
>>
>> We are talking apples and oranges here, as Louis Braille was French and =
>> the=20
>> contractions commonly used in English Braille are accent marks in that=20
>> language.  Everyone knows contractions make reading Braille much =
>> speedier=20
>> and save space.  I would be happy if there were even more of these and =
>> we=20
>> used grade three as a matter of course.  But that will never happen, =
>> only in
>>
>> my dreams.
>> ----- Original Message -----=20
>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 1:55 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>
>>
>>> Hi Christine,
>>>
>>> I am a proficient Braillist.  I just don't like Grade two, because=20
>>> there
>>> is
>>> so much disagreement about it.  Louis Braille never invented Grade =
>> two, he
>>> merely invented Braille.
>>>
>>> All the best
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On=20
>>> Behalf
>>> Of
>>> Christine Weetman
>>> Sent: 28 April 2007 16:37
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>>
>>> Hi Angel, No No No, Not dot five and c in My name, dot five and c for=20
>>> Christ, but not in Christmas either! lol  Don't ask me why, I was just =
>>
>>> taught it that way, so I didn't question it.  I am a Braille User and=20
>>> Proud of it so I don't accept what Steve said (below) braille was=20
>>> invented for the
>>> benefit of us who Need to use it, so maybe He doesn't and is luckier =
>> than
>>> us, but I am Full of admiration for those who use braille Correctly =
>> and
>>> Don't shout about their ignorance!
>>>
>>> All the best, Christine W,.----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Angel" <Angel238@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:27 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>>
>>>
>>> I hadn't thought of that about the Christ sign, though if that word
>>> appears
>>> in another faith's religious context couldn't the sign be used?  I =
>> think
>>> what I meant is it is not faith specific.
>>> ----- Original Message -----=20
>>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 3:05 AM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi Angel,
>>>>
>>>> I don't think all of them encompass all faiths, for example Christ is =
>>
>>>> definitely Christian.  For my part, I am glad they are gone.  We are=20
>>>> the only country that used them in terms of Braille, so it didn't=20
>>>> make any sense.  Mind you, I hate Grade 2 anyway, it is so ambiguous, =
>>
>>>> and gives people writing translation software a big headache.
>>>>
>>>> All the best
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>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On=20
>>>> Behalf Of Angel
>>>> Sent: 28 April 2007 06:49
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>>>
>>>> I always wondered whatever happened to those signs.  I didn't know=20
>>>> they had been scrapped.  As they encompass all faiths I don't think=20
>>>> they ought to have been.
>>>> ----- Original Message -----=20
>>>> From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <"Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@freelists.org>
>>>> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 9:42 AM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Braille readers, did you know?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all, I have just heard of some Important braille signs which I=20
>>>>> always used have been scrapped, What Is this world coming to?  They=20
>>>>> are all religious signs we can't use, has this been done so as "Not=20
>>>>> to Offend" the
>>>>
>>>>> non-Christians?  I doube for a mark of respect, what do you think?=20
>>>>> Did you
>>>>
>>>>> know and would you still use them in your personal writings? The=20
>>>>> nine religious contractions which should never have been scrapped
>>>>> are:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1.   Dot five C for Christ.
>>>>> 2.   F T H sign for faith.
>>>>> 3.   G L for glory.
>>>>> 4.   Dot five G for God.
>>>>> 5.   G R for grace.
>>>>> 6.   H L for holy.
>>>>> 7.   Dot five J for Jesus.
>>>>> 8.   S T H sign for saith.
>>>>> 9.   Dots four-five-six u for unto.
>>>>>
>>>>> So what are we going to reuse these signs for now?
>>>>>
>>>>> Yours, disgusted, Christine W.
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