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Friday, September 04, 2009

Essential Reference Books for Braille Transcribing

The following is a list of essential reference books for braille transcribing. All are available for purchase through the American Printing House for the Blind. For APH Customer Service, call 800-223-1839 or follow this link to the Louis Database of Accessible Materials to order these materials directly.
English Braille American Edition, 1994. Compiled under the authority of the Braille Authority of North America. American Printing House for the Blind. APH Print Cat. #: 7-35931-00, Braille Cat #: 5-35931-00
Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, 5th Edition, 2009, Constance Risjord, John Wilkinson, Mary Lou Stark. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2009. APH Print Cat #: 7-59882-00

Computer Braille Code Supplement, Flowchart Design for Applicable Braille Codes, 1991. American Printing House for the Blind. APH Print Cat #: 7-24440-00, Braille Cat #: 5-24440-00
The Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision. American Printing House for the Blind. APH Print Cat #: 7-87430-00, Braille Cat #: 5-87430-00
An Introduction to Braille Mathematics, 1972. Library of Congress. APH Print Cat #: 7-60050-00
Learning the Nemeth Braille Code, 1987. American Printing House for the Blind. APH Print Cat #: 7-68653-00, Braille Cat #: 5-68653-00

Beginning Braille Transcribing: An Introduction To Instruction Manual For Braille Transcribing

This publication introduces potential braille transcribers to the first three lessons of the twenty lesson course offered by the National Library Services (NLS), Washington, DC. This enables users to "sample" the course before signing up. It can also be used to teach the basic tools for uncontracted braille.
Contents include:
Lesson 1-The Braille Alphabet
Lesson 2-Capitalization, Paragraphing, Punctuation
Lesson 3-Cardinal Numbers
Appendix A-Reading Practice reproduced in Simbraille
Appendix B-Chart of braille signs for use with Lessons 1-3
Appendix C-Drills for Lessons 1-3 reproduction in Simbraille

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