Surprisingly, what seems so simple can cause us to overthink what to do. Actually, assignments that I have transcribed for uncontracted material I double guessed whether to place the grade 1 symbol indicator in front of a letter or not, especially exercise material such as multiple-choice questions. The answer, do not include dots 5,6. Read the dose and find out why. Also, BANA has made a few terminology updates. — Denise Bean
New Weekly Dose: Uncontracted or Grade 1
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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.