Braille Presentation

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Braille Presentation

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY: LIWANAG DOMINGUEZ DR. CYRUS ED443G (PROFESSOR) OCTOBER 2, 2008 Assistive Technology Presentation:Braille
  2. 2. What is Braille? <ul><li>NOUN: A system of writing and printing for (people who are blind) blind or visually impaired people, in which varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch. </li></ul><ul><li>Braille is a technique for enabling (people who are blind) blind and visually-impaired people to read and write. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Invented Braille? <ul><li>Louis Braille (didn't invent Braille.) He used 6 dots. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Barbier (invented 'night writing‘ in 1821, a secret code that could be used to read battle commands at night.) He used 12 dots. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Does It Look Like? <ul><li>Each braille character or cell is made up of six dot positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Dots are arranged in a rectangle with two columns of three dots each. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;dot 1, dot 2, etc&quot;. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SPECIAL SYMBOLS PRECEDING A BRAILLE CELL INDICATE WHETHER A NUMBER FOLLOWS. The Alphabet
  6. 6. The Braille Alphabet <ul><li>Braille Alphabet (English Braille America Edition) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Punctuation Signs
  8. 8. Braille Sample Words <ul><li>will - (dot 2 4 5 6) </li></ul><ul><li>always – alw </li></ul>
  9. 9. Different Kinds of Braille <ul><li>Grade one, two and three braille </li></ul><ul><li>Perkins brailler, slate and stylist, electronic braille note taker </li></ul><ul><li>Braille Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Braille Computer Keyboard ($3.95 – $70.00) </li></ul><ul><li>Braille Graphic Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>COST: Prices start at $3.00 to more than $500.00 </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Examples of Braille The Juliet Pro 60 from Enabling Technologies Company, a desktop braille printer. American Thermoform Corporation's EZ-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine, an example of a braille copying machine. Perkins Brailler - slate & stylist - electronic Braille note taker Enabling Technologies' BraillePlace is an interpoint embosser for braille publishing.
  11. 11. References <ul><li>http://www.brailleenterprises.com/whatis.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Description of Braille - American Heritage® Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.99main.com/~charlief/vi/braille.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.abledata.com/abledata_docs/Braille_Writers_Printers_Software.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you <ul><li>Si Yu’os ma’ase </li></ul><ul><li>Salamat po </li></ul><ul><li>Kamsahamnida </li></ul><ul><li>Domo Arigato </li></ul><ul><li>Merci </li></ul><ul><li>Muchas Gracias </li></ul>

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