Weekly Dose of Braille

This Weekly Dose of Braille is straight out of the Rules of Unified English Braille, but when it comes to shortforms, the rules are to be followed. Please take a look at these truly tricky examples in this week’s dose. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.

Braille Challenge Finalists Announced

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We are excited to announce that we have two finalists competing in the Braille Challenge Finals! Nathan Deeds is a finalist in the Junior Varsity category and Khanh Tran in the Apprentice category. Congratulations to both of these students!

The students will be testing remotely with their TVI this year. The Braille Institute will be hosting webinars throughout July, with a live virtual awards ceremony on July 30. For more information, go to braillechallenge.org!  #KeepCalmAndBrailleOn 

IMC Team

Weekly Dose of Braille

This question came up this week around formatting for directions. These are just a few reminders of how to handle such examples. Remember, as a transcriber, if you pick a format to use at the beginning be consistent throughout the remainder of your work. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.

Weekly Dose of Braille

Believe it or not, creating columns is done more than ever, especially columns that need to be matched. You will find this format used especially for grades 3rd through 5th. Definitions are utilized for many academic worksheets. This formatting should help you when deciding how to transcribe this type of material. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.