Let me introduce you to the Preference Rule and see if it helps you decide when and how to use contractions in certain situations. Remember, when the word is unfamiliar and when the pronunciation or syllabification is unknown, then it is OK for contraction use to be based on the best judgment of the transcriber and/or proofreader.
So many wonderful rules and we are fortunate to have them in place for us to ALWAYS refer to, one of my favorite spots to double check myself, is making reference to the Rules of Unified English Braille 2013 handbook.
— Denise Bean
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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.