BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

Intro to Braille Course

Session 2 page
Session Objectives

Session Topics
  • Braille Alphabet
  • Writing Devices
  • Slate and Stylus
  • The Perkins Brailler
  • Computers and Braillers

  • Writing Exercise
  • Reading Exercise

    Other BRL Courses
  • Transcribers Course
  • Special Codes Course

    BRL Reference Desk
  • Summary of Rules
  • Contractions Lookup
  • Contractions List
  • Braille only contractions
  • Problem Words
  • Webster's Dictionary
  • Braille Formats (BANA rules for transcribing textbooks)
  • Reading List

    Other Resources
  • Online gradebook
  • Main BRL page
  • Flashcard program (Java)
  • Downloadable Software
  • Braille Supplies

    Other Links
  • American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
  • Braille Authority of North America (BANA)
  • National Braille Association (NBA)
  • National Library Service (NLS, Library of Congress)

  • Session 2: Evaluation:
    Writing Braille

    Session 2 Exercise

    Directions: Transcribe into braille the following words and phrases .

    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 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 "session2".  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 "S2", followed by the three letter code (.dxb, .acn, etc.) that your braille software produces. For example, Duxbury files sent by would be titled "broadnaxS2.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).

    Words and Phrases to be Brailled:

    1. aback
    2. abhor
    3. acacia
    4. acreage
    5. adage
    6. anaerobic
    7. aqueduct
    8. baloney
    9. binomial
    10. campaign
    11. citric acid
    12. collectivize
    13. collaborate
    14. conundrum
    15. cumulonimbus
    16. democracy
    17. derivative
    18. derogatory
    19. diaeresis
    20. dumbbell
    21. equinox
    22. equivocal
    23. excommunicate
    24. faerie
    25. fruity
    26. gyrocompass
    27. jihad
    28. kettledrum
    29. kilowatt
    30. knothole
    31. maharajah
    32. microwave
    33. mileage
    34. mistake
    35. noise
    36. orangeade
    37. peoples
    38. predesignate
    39. prerogative
    40. professorial
    41. quadrinomial
    42. rawhide
    43. viceroy
    44. zwieback
    45. executive misconduct
    46. gooseneck lamp
    47. lifelike images
    48. secret hideaway
    49. subcommittee bylaws
    50. valedictory welcome


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