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  • Session 6: Brailling Exercise

    Directions: Transcribe into braille the following sentences.

    Transcriptions are to be prepared using a brailler emulation program (Mac/PCBrailler, Duxbury, Edgar, Megadots, etc.). Files must be submitted electronically. No hardcopy braille will be accepted.

    Files done with brailler emulation programs (Mac/PCBrailler, Duxbury, Edgar, Megadots, etc.) should be emailed as text files to Feedback Form (we are no longer accepting submissions) Make sure you put your name in electronic braille as a part of the file itself. Please do not send files titled "braille" or "session6".  If you are sending your work as an email attachment, you should name your files as something unique, such as the first six (6) characters of your email address, and then the characters "S6", followed by the three letter code (.dxb, .acn, etc.) that your braille software produces. For example, Duxbury files sent by would be titled "broadnaxS6.dxb", where ".dxb" is the three letter code Duxbury uses for its files. The limit on the part of the file before the dot is eight (8).


    The exercises are designed for a 40-cell braille line with 25 lines per page. If you must work with something other than a 40-cell braille line, a note should be included as part of your file telling the instructor the number of cells across you are using.

    The first line of the first page should carry a centered heading, such as Session 3, Session 4, and so on. The heading should be followed by a blank line. Consecutive page numbers should be shown at the right margin on the first line of each page.

    Each sentence, that is, each sentence number, should begin in cell 3 with sentence runovers in cell 1. No blank lines should be left between sentences.

    The maximum number of spaces on a braille line should be utilized. Therefore, wherever there is room on a line for one or more syllables and a hyphen, even on the last line of a braille page, as many syllables should be written on that line as space will permit.

    At the end of the exercise leave one blank line and braille your full name.

    1. I want to go to football camp, but my pal Georgie says he'd rather go and get a job with the circus.
    2. His mother and father were not in, but the young child was old enough to make his snack and wait for their return.
    3. "As soon as you get up-to-date with that pile of work, there will be lots more work for you to do," proclaims the young lord of the manor.
    4. There is a part of me that wants to ask the question: "Where in the world were you?"
    5. "Just whose fault is it that he got into the one place he ought not to go?" asks the father to the mother.
    6. Those people that know where to go ought to have the right to be in the front of the queue.
    7. He was a very bad character with an evil spirit and he was in enough dirty tricks to cause his mother a lot of time and work.
    8. From atop his soapbox the tall, gangly man cries: "By the will of the people, and in the name of the Lord ...."
    9. If these five jobs were as simple as that one, I'd be through with my work in no time at all, but I just cannot seem to get through in a full week the work I feel I ought to get through in one day.
    10. "For one whose part in the world of work seems to be as it ought to be, I cannot for the life of me figure out many of the items you have put in this report."
    11. But still, if the big boss was so happy that you will do the job on time, whose right was it to question where you ought to be on which day?
    12. In one part the fuzzy character says: "All I ever want is to be a big name in the magical world of funny books."
    13. Through many weeks, the spirit of the young boy was seldom in question by the many people at Child's Hospital.
    14. I shall be in my room. Call me if you do not have enough of those to do all you ought to do. Oh, by-the-way, will we have to acquire a special box to mail those in?
    15. "Upon my word, to be sure, I shall ask one of their clique to write a review for us on many of the issues upon which we have not had enough knowledge to report here."
    16. Surely you know that every young child wants his father to be the type of man he can look up to and emulate.
    17. "But, Mommy," sobs the dramatic young girl. "I like this black and tan puppy with the curly fur. You know that I want to have it. I promise I'll keep it under my desk, and it will be very still so no one will ever know he's there."
    18. The policeman took the young man through the hall and into a rather drab room. His task was to question the lad on his knowledge of an episode which still has people afraid to go out of their homes.
    19. Only the well-to-do can ever buy those very nice jewels one sees in the ads.
    20. "You're not an employee and you have no right to walk in here and question the people at work!"

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