Weekly Dose of Braille

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

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.

IMC Webinar: Learning Management Systems and Accessibility

The November IMC Webinar held earlier this month focused on learning management systems and accessibility. Missed the webinar? Check out the recording below.

November IMC Webinar: Learning Management Systems and Accessibility

With a school year that looks much different than in the past, schools have been implementing more online/hybrid learning. They are doing this by using Learning Management Systems (LMS) to teach students and have assignments/projects/tests online. When you have such a quick shift to a whole new system of education, accessibility can be overlooked. In this webinar we will be focusing on Google Classroom and Blackboard. Primarily on how to make your online class more accessible by using tools that already exist on these platforms. We will also go over some of the barriers or pitfalls that can occur.

Monthly IMC Webinars can be found on the IMC Video page and on the IDB YouTube channel.

Weekly Dose of Braille

Let me just say not a day goes by that I am not grateful for the Rules of Unified English Braille Reference Guide.  Stammering can be a bit tricky because letters often stand alone.  Good news, we have many resources that provide for us great answers to our questions!  — Denise Bean

New Weekly Dose: Stammering

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.