[bksvol-discuss] Re: changes in language

  • From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 02:13:17 -0400

Shelly Et al,

Although my opinion should in no way be taken as definitive, I would tend to
lean towards capitalizing Braille no matter in what situation.  Your reason
stems from respect that you bare for the originator.  Mine, on the other
hand, stems from the knowledge that Braille like English, French, Spanish is
a language and it should be treated as such.  As a language, it should be
afforded as much respect, if not more for certain other reasons that I will
not go into, that other languages receive.


Pratik Patel
Managing Director
CUNYAssistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: changes in language

My spell checkers insist that Braille be capitalized, though my advisor
tells me it is with a lower case letter.  I capitalize it out of respect of
its creator.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council
Never let mistakes or wrong directions, of which every man falls
into many, discourage you.  There is precious instruction to be
got by finding where we were wrong.

      -- Thomas Carlyle

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