U7 REFERENCE: British Braille and Body Language

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UNDERSTANDING BRAILLE

BRAILLE IS AN IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND IS ESSENTIAL IN THE LIVES OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS. LEARNING ABOUT WHEN BRAILLE IS USED AND HOW TO USE IT WILL ALLOW ME TO EXPLORE AND ENCORPORATE BRAILLE INTO MY UNIT 7 WORK. 

THE IDEA OF EXPLORING A COMMUNICATIVE METHOD THAT IS CRUCIAL TO A SOCIAL GROUP TIES IN WITH MY PROJECT CONCEPT OF THE NEED FOR UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION.

"Braille is a series of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or whose eyesight is not sufficient for reading printed material. Teachers, parents, and others who are not visually impaired ordinarily read braille with their eyes. Braille is not a language. Rather, it is a code by which languages such as English or Spanish may be written and read." -AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

 

"How Is Braille Written?

 

When every letter of every word is expressed in braille, it is referred to as Grade 1 braille. Very few books or other reading material are transcribed in Grade 1 braille. However, many newly blinded adults find this useful for labeling personal or kitchen items.

 

The system used for reproducing most textbooks and publications is known as Grade 2 braille. In this system cells are used individually or in combination with others to form a variety of contractions or whole words. For example, in Grade 1 braille the phrase you like him requires twelve cell spaces. It would look like this:

 

you like him in Grade 1 braille" - AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND

 

you             like            him

 

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