Using Braille Abbreviations On Games
Number signs are often omitted on games. In order to make the braille more uniform in length, the letter x may be used instead of 10 or the number sign may be used with numerals 0 through 9 and omitted before numerals 10 and larger. Suits and other necessary words are abbreviated.
Here are some examples of how a regular deck of cards might be marked:
- gh--seven of hearts
- ic--nine of clubs
- fd--six of diamonds
- es--five of spades
- ac--ace of clubs
- kh--king of hearts
- qd--queen of diamonds
- bc--two of clubs
- xs--ten of spades
Braille playing cards, Bingo cards and a number of other braille games are readily available, or you may use a slate and a stylus to braille your own favorites.
Reprinted from Read Again: A Braille Program for Adventitiously Blinded Adults, by Hilda Caton, Eleanor Pester, and EddyJo Bradley. 1990 by the American Printing House for the Blind.