[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 17:38:51 -0400

I think changes are par for the course in education (smile).

Sharon
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 5:26 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions


> The one thing we can be sure of is that they won't leave braille alone. In
> the 27 years I've been in the field, I've seen so many changes that I keep
> being uncertain.  Sometimes I think anything goes, because, after all, the
> rule will change in a few years. But that's just when I'm frustrated.
>
> Mickey
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 5:13 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions
>
>
> > 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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