Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 58(1)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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Capitalization Dot 6 means the next letter is capitalized (just as in current braille). Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. ,baton ,r\ge1 ,l\isiana1 ,u4,s4,a4 A double dot 6 means that the next word (or string of letters) is capitalized (just as in current braille). However, the double capital affects only letters and is terminated by a hyphen and an apostrophe. The sign says DANGER. ,! sign says ,,dang]4 We will update our SMA and then buy some new DVD's. ,we w update \r ,,sma & !n buy "s new ,,dvd's4 Her favorite movies are CHARLOTTE'S WEB and SPIDER-MAN. ,h] favorite movies >e ,,*>lotte',s ,,web & ,,spid]-,,man4 A triple dot 6 means that the next passage (three or more words), is capitalized. To show the end of the capitalized passage, the capitals mode terminator (dot 6, 3) is placed, unspaced, following the last capitalized word. The book was entitled MY LIFE SO FAR. ,! book 0 5titl$ ,,,my life s f>4,' From reading his email, we could not tell if his caps lock key was stuck or if he meant to shout: COULD YOU PLEASE REMEMBER IN THE FUTURE THAT THERE IS TO BE NO RUNNING IN THE HALLS! ,f r1d+ 8 email1 we cd n tell if 8 caps lock key 0 /uck or if he m1nt to %\t3 ,,,cd y pl1se rememb] 9 ! future t "! is to 2 no runn+ 9 ! halls6,' New Symbols Here are some of the symbols not currently available in literary braille. Some of these have been represented in different ways in computer braille code or in textbooks, but to have included them in the current base code would have caused conflicts. Now they will be part of our base code and can be used wherever they occur in literary contexts. This is not a complete list but covers the most common symbols. Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB; BANA, March 2013 4

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