BRL: Braille through Remote Learning
Introduction to Braille
Special Codes Course
BRL Reference Desk
Summary of Rules
Braille only contractions
Braille Formats (BANA rules for transcribing textbooks)
Flashcard program (Java)
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
National Braille Association (NBA)
National Library Service (NLS, Library of Congress)
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As whole-word contractions
These contractions and the word a should follow one another unspaced except where punctuation or composition signs intervene.
He (was) (one) (of)(the) gr(ou)p (and)(for)a l(ong) (time) l(ed) (it).
(Wh)at (were) (you) look(ing) (for)a mo(ment) ago?
(And), (of) c(ou)rse, (you) (ar)e (right).
(And) (The) (Lord) (said) ...
Require the double capital sign when fully capitalized.
G(ONE) (WITH) (THE) (WIND)
As part-word contractions
Are subject to the general rules for use of contractions.
Are used wherever they occur within a word.
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