[access-uk] Re: Does the digital age spell the end of Braille? - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent

  • From: "Adrien Collins" <adriencollins22160@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 17:11:07 +0200

Hi 

Over here in France all medication is marked in braille but
it annoys me when the braille is covered over by a print
label, don't they realise how important this braille can be?

Regards

Adrien


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Hello,

Bleach has had Braille on it for a considerable time now.
Someone must have realised that this needs to be done with
the minimum wastage, to save money, as the bottles used to
say "Irritant", which takes 25 dots to the 8 dots of bleach.
(smile)

Clive



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Sent: 22 May 2014 17:07
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Does the digital age spell the end
of Braille? - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent

Something I have noticed over the last few years is that
most packets of tablets, which I need a few of, come with
braille names on them.

I find this invaluable for being able to select my own
medication rather than asking for assistance each time.



Regards, John

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Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:36 PM
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Does the digital age spell the end
of Braille? - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent

An interesting discussion.

Perhaps surprising to some is that braille awareness is
actually on the increase.

However, like many things, how and where it is used is
changing, just like many other day to day things.  For
example, print book sales have fallen because we have
devices such as the Kindle.  But that doesn't mean we stop
using printed paper altogether.

Braille itself badly needed an overhaul, but finally we have
Unified English Braille, or UEB, which has now been adopted
by all major English speaking countries.  Few may believe
it, but this should have the effect of recusing cost of
production.

When it comes to taking notes, grade 2 braille is much
faster than using a qwerty keyboard.  
Study of subjects like mathematics and chemistry are usually
much easier to understand when produced in braille.
Simple labelling is another area where braille comes into
its own.
For many braille readers, they find they enjoy reading
braille books as opposed to falling asleep listening to a
talking book.

And a fact that is as important as any, is that there are
far more braille users employed that those who are not.

George.
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