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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Braille Codebooks - NLS

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States. NLS also publishes a wide range of authoritative books on learning various braille codes. Here are our popular sellers from NLS.

Introduction to Braille Mathematics, 1972

Braille: Catalog Number: 5-60050-00

Catalog Number: 7-60050-00

Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, 5th Edition

The Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing is designed for use by students in the correspondence course in English braille transcribing conducted by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), and for use by instructors of braille classes.

The course is intended to familiarize the student with the braille system, with braille contractions and their usage, and with the rules of braille transcribing. Rules are set forth by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) and published in English Braille American Edition (EBAE).

The course includes lessons covering the braille alphabet, braille contractions, and rules for writing braille. Lessons describe the elements of the braille system, give examples, and provide practice drills. At the end of each lesson is an exercise with sentences or short passages testing comprehension and reviewing concepts and rules from earlier lessons.

This manual is produced for NLS by the National Federation of the Blind.

Catalog Number: 5-59882-00
Click this link to purchase Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, Fifth Edition, Braille

Drills Reproduced in Braille, 2000 (Supplement to Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, 4th Edition, 2000)

Catalog Number: 5-59921-00
Click this link to purchase Drills Reproduced in Braille, 2000 (Supplement to Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, 4th Edition.

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