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1 Celebrities and blind artists join together in National Braille Week Exhibition
CELEBRATIONS for National Braille Week 2011 included a unique exhibition featuring artwork by blind artists and Braille messages from a host of UK celebrities, including Susan Boyle. The exhibition featured autographed celebrity portrait images as well as messages in Braille from UK household names including Stephen Fry, Dougray Scott and Michael Ball amongst many... Read More ... Share with a friend

2 First piece of new Scottish writing to be released simultaneously in print and in Braille
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Children who learn Braille early usually become extremely fast and competent readers. usually using the first finger on one or both hands.Document Title Security Level Sue Reid Sexton A NOVEL about the true story of the Clydebank Blitz has made Read More . Braille is read by touch. 3 Learning Braille Braille is a code that presents written information. Braille is not that hard to learn. Braille is now mainly used by blind people but the original idea was for soldiers to be able to read at night without putting themselves in danger by using any light. Total6 . Braille is a system of transcribing print so it can be read by touch. numbers.they learn more quickly and expect to make mistakes as they go along. music notation. and any other symbol that appears in print can be replicated in Braille by arranging combinations of the six dots of the Braille cell.. You can learn about Braille by reading this page and following the links. The alphabet.. Children have the advantage over adults . especially when the student is young. 2013-05-30 Huawei Proprietary .Restricted Distribution Page2. It is equivalent to print.

However. a-j. the cells mean different things depending on which Braille Code is in use: math.Document Title Security Level Cells The basis of the Braille system is known as the Braille cell. Japanese. The two main forms of tactile Braille are embossed paper Braille and refreshable Braille displays (RBDs) in which an electronic signal results in pins moving up and down to make a row of cells. The positions are normally numbered starting at the top of the left-hand column as shown opposite. the cells have no intrinsic meanings. Codes A natural question is what the Braille cells mean. Each dot or combination of dots represents a letter of the alphabet and there are 63 different cells not counting the space.Restricted Distribution Page3. Total6 . shown by the simulated or inkprint Braille cells below. since there is only one standard Braille alphabet. music. Memorizing the dots One way to learn the alphabet in literary Braille is to memorise the dot patterns for the first ten letters. 2013-05-30 Huawei Proprietary . etc. The cell is comprised of six dots numbered in a specific order. Braille readers use RBDs as computer monitors.

x. Total6 .) The dot patterns for the next ten letters. are the same as the first ten but with an additional dot in position 3. k-t. The letter "w". "a" through "j". and z are the same as the letters a-e with additional dots in positions 3 and 6. 2013-05-30 Huawei Proprietary . The picture below shows you how the dots are arranged in the Braille cell for each letter of the alphabet. Two capital signs mean the whole word is capitalized Braille numbers are made using the first ten letters of the alphabet.Restricted Distribution Page4. Braille does not have a separate alphabet of capital letters as there is in print.y.Document Title Security Level (The shadow dots in empty positions are for sighted persons and are not used in embossed Braille. The dot patterns for the letters u. Capital letters are indicated by placing a dot 6 in front of the letter to be capitalised. dot pattern 2-4-5-6.v. is out of alphabetical order because the French alphabet did not have that letter when Louis Braille invented the Braille alphabet in 1829.

 3 Learn the next 10 letters (K-T). -----------  2 Learn the first 10 letters (A-J) of the alphabet. Total6 . dots 3. except they have an additional dot in position 3.Document Title Security Level and a special number sign. Learn the next 10 letters (K-T). 2013-05-30 Huawei Proprietary . Learn the first 10 letters (A-J) of the alphabet. These are identical to letters A through J. 5. The comma in braille is dot 2. Larger numbers only need one number sign. These letters use only the the top 4 dots of the 6 in the cell.Restricted Distribution Page5. and 6. 4.

which does not follow the pattern. W is out of order because Braille was written originally in French. and Z. These are the same as letters A through E. Y. but it is by no means impossible. which does not follow the pattern. 2013-05-30 Huawei Proprietary .Restricted Distribution Page6. You won't pick it up overnight. Y.Document Title Security Level  4 Learn the cells for U. These aren't found in regular print. except they have an extra dot in positions 3 and 6. X. V. Pay extra attention to the Braille special symbols. Total6 . They are used to distinguish capital letters and other formatting not apparent in the Braille cells. Braille Through Remote Learning has an excellent list and search feature.  5 Learn W.  8 Practice! Learning Braille is just like learning any other alphabet. Learn the cells for U. which at that time did not contain the letter W. Learn W. and Z.  6 Learn the Braille punctuation. V.  7 Learn the common word contractions. X.