[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 17:13:07 -0400

I don't really care for the Unified Braille Code, but, as a future TVI and a
person who uses braille on a daily basis, I have to be up-to-date on the
changes.  It would be nice if everything was left as is.

Sharon
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 4:34 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions


> What a big waist of valuable shelving real-estate, not to mention waisted
> time in dragging our fingers over more area than necessary to read those
> words.  It's a big enough problem for braille readers that whole phrases
> can't be read at once as suggested to increase reading speed for the
> sighted.  Now they want to occupy our fingers with trivial words instead
of
> the big ones that it takes several finger tips to span.
> But that's just my opinion.
>
> Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> curious entity at earthlink dot net
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 12:20 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions
>
>
> > I completed my braille course for my graduate classes last year and
there
> > was no mention of any such changes.  I know the unified Braille Code was
> > passed, but whether or not BANA has adopted it, I'm not sure.
> >
> > Sharon
> >
> >
> > >From: Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Reply-To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions
> > >Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 10:08:29 -0700
> > >
> > >I had not heard that "to" and "by" were now being separated and hope it
> > >isn't true. In the book I am validating, most of the time these words
are
> > >contracted and adjoin the following word. The reason I asked the
question
> > >is that I have no idea how I could correct this. Does this have to do
> with
> > >the Duxbury translation, and if so, I wonder why it isn't always done.
> > >   ----- Original Message -----
> > >   From: Jackie M.
> > >   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >   Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:53 PM
> > >   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions
> > >
> > >
> > >   Hi,
> > >
> > >   The new braille code separates "by" from all other words, also "to"
is
> > >separated.  Since they are also separated in print, I don't think you
> > >should correct that.  On my braille display, which is translating print
> > >text into grade two contracted braille, "to" and "by" are always
> separated
> > >from the following word.  Did I understand your question right?
> > >
> > >   - Jackie McCraw
> > >
> > >     ----- Original Message -----
> > >     From: Jill O'Connell
> > >     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >     Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:39 PM
> > >     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] braille contractions
> > >
> > >
> > >     I am validating a book in text format on the BrailleNote but
reading
> > >in grade 2. What should I do when I see such words as "by" or "to" not
> > >attached to the following word? If I can't do anything to correct that
> now,
> > >won't it also show up in the final version (something I have seen quite
> > >often). Suggestions anyone?
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>

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