Course Schedule

The schedule shows the 20 sessions that make up this course. Sessions that are ready for student use are "hyperlinked" (underlined, normally in a different color). To go to a session, simply "click" ONCE on the underlined name of the session. It will then display that session, and you can begin your studies. Make sure that you remember to use the scroll feature! Scrolling means moving up and down the page using the up and down arrows (typically) on the right edge of the page.

This "syllabus" is provided as a guideline for planning purposes. It is subject to change!


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Session 1: Nemeth Mathematics - Overview and Numerals Long completion time

Session 1 provides an introduction to the Nemeth code, describing the basics of the code and providing an introduction to t basics of brailling numbers. Basic signs of operation (plus, minus, etc.) are also discussed.

Session 2: Nemeth Mathematics - Alphabets and TypefacesLong completion time

Session 2 discusses a variety of alphabets, alphabetic indicators, and methods for handling different typefaces in Nemeth code. Readings place an emphasis on those alphabets and typefaces commonly used in mathematics textbooks.

Session 3: Nemeth Mathematics - Groupings and Level IndicatorsLong completion time

Session 3 discusses methods for brailling various types of groups (parentheses, etc.) and for brailling levels such as superscripts and subscripts.

Session 4: Nemeth Mathematics - Fractions and Roman NumeralsLong completion time

Session 4 looks at the brailling of fractions, including those with vertical and horizontal fraction lines. Simple and complex fraction types are indicated. This session also looks at radicals and radical indicators, and concludes with an overview of Roman numerals as brailled using Nemeth.

Session 5: Nemeth Mathematics - Shapes, Arrows, and other GraphicsLong completion time

Session 5 presents detailed directions on how to code various shapes, arrows, and mathematical graphics.

Session 6: Nemeth Mathematics - Modifiers and Miscellaneous SymbolsLong completion time

Session 6 looks at mathematical modifiers, such as bars, tildes, carets, and arrows. Miscellaneous symbols include "del", "h-bar", factorials, integral signs, and infinity!

Session 7: Nemeth Mathematics - Functions, Mathematical Expressions, and Contractions

Session 7 looks at how function names are coded. Examples of functions are sine and cosine, max and min, logarithms, and exponentials. The session also explores the use of literary braille contractions in mathematics.

Session 8: Nemeth Mathematics - Spatial Arrangements

Session 8 discusses what is probably the hardest part of Nemeth mathematics -- "capturing" the spatial nature of most mathematical structures. A wide variety of spatial arrangements are presented in this session.

Session 9: Music Braille: Basics IAverage completion time

Session 9 presents the basics of braille music, including: notes and rests; key signatures; accidentals; time signatures; dynamics markings; ties and slurs; and repeats.

Session 10: Music Braille: Basics IIAverage completion time

Session 10 continues the basics of braille music, including: accidentals; time signatures; dynamics markings; ties and slurs; and repeats.

Session 11: Music Braille: Vocal Music

Session 11 discusses a wide variety of issues related to vocal and choral music.

Session 12: Music Braille: String Instruments

Session 12 provides information on music for stringed instruments.

Session 13:Music Braille: Piano and Organ Music

Session 13 discusses formatting and notational systems specific to keyboard instruments, with an emphasis on piano and organ music.

Session 14: Music Braille: Wind Instruments and Percussion

Session 14 discusses specialized notations related to wind and percussion instruments.

Session 15: Computer Braille

Session 16: Chemistry Braille

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