[bksvol-discuss] Re: URGENT: NEED SOMEONE WHO READS SPANISH BRAILLE

Pratik, 

 

Thank you (and everyone else who chipped in here). I hope we'll be
tackling this shortly. 

 

Best,

Marissa 

 

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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 2:42 PM
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BRAILLE

 

Marissa,

 

Your theory is absolutely correct.  I downloaded the braille versions of
three recently added Spanish titles.  Each of them show signs that they
were translated into grade 2 English and not into Spanish Braille.  It
is absolutely confusing for someone expecting  Spanish braille.   It
uses dot 4, as in English Braille, to depict accented letters; but uses
contractions that would be used in English Grade 2 braille.

 

Hope this helps.  Let me know if you need me to check out anything else.

 

Pratik

 

Pratik Patel
Interim Director
Office of Special Services
Queens College
Director
CUNY Assistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
     ppatel@xxxxxx
  

 

 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pratik Patel
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 5:12 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: URGENT: NEED SOMEONE WHO READS SPANISH
BRAILLE

Give me a few minutes and I'll get back to you.  

 

Pratik

 

 

 

Pratik Patel
Interim Director
Office of Special Services
Queens College
Director
CUNY Assistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
     ppatel@xxxxxx
  

 

 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marissa Mika
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 4:51 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: URGENT: NEED SOMEONE WHO READS SPANISH
BRAILLE

Hi Pratik, 

 

You're wonderful. 

 

The issue is apparently this: 

 

"just wanted to alert you to a problem I'm finding with the Spanish
books I'm seeing on bookshare.  When these books are converted to BRF
files, English grade 2 contractions should not be used.  A monolingual
Spanish speaker would not be able to read the current BRF versions of
books as these contractions are not used in Spanish."

 

I just need confirmation that these books are using English grade 2
contractions rather than Spanish grade 1, so we can correct the problem
and possibly reprocess the books. Or, that the books are fine and that
they're in Spanish Braille already. 

 

Any help you can provide would be great. 

 

Best,

Marissa 

 

 

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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 1:46 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: URGENT: NEED SOMEONE WHO READS SPANISH
BRAILLE

 

Marissa, I can read spanish braille.

 

 

 

Pratik Patel
Interim Director
Office of Special Services
Queens College
Director
CUNY Assistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
     ppatel@xxxxxx
  

 

 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marissa Mika
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 4:27 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] URGENT: NEED SOMEONE WHO READS SPANISH BRAILLE

Hi Folks, 

 

I urgently need to get in touch with someone who reads Spanish Braille.
If you or someone else you know reads Spanish Braille, can you please
get in touch with me? 

 

Best,

Marissa 

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