[duxuser] Re: 8-dot Braille

  • From: Catherine Thomas <braille@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 17:56:14 -0400 (EDT)



Terri,
People who use Braille displays read the computer screen using 8-dot Braille. The fact is that its use allows people to identify more than the 63 characters presented in literary Braille. I forget the precise number of characters available by using 8 dotss--maybe 256 maybe more. As the number of print symbols visible in all types of print lieterature increases, literary Braille will be forced to accommodate this factor. *-dot Braille is one choice. Besides this, two alternative Braille codes exists--DotsPlus by John Gardner and NUBS by Dr. Abraham Nemeth, author of the Nemeth Code. Since there are more than 63 print characters in daily use, 8-dot Braille is one of the possible solutions.
Catherine



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