Braille research.

As I said before, somehow incorporating braille, whether we decide to actually emboss and use it, is something that I think is key to our research. A major problem that we realised quite quickly, is that if we did use braille, we couldn’t use it on every page as obviously it would go through the paper of the booklet. I also didn’t realise it was also dents as well as bumps.

Braille is a series of raised dots, that are used by those who are blind to read text, as both bodies of texts, or just getting about or knowing what’s in a room to answering the phone. Braille isn’t classed as its own language, it’s more of a code used by the visually impaired, but braille is different for every language.

Its written  in a way where each letter has its own square, which is known as a cell. This then consists of consists of six raised dots arranged in two parallel rows each having three dots. The dot positions are identified by numbers from one through six. Sixty-four combinations are possible using one or more of these six dots. A single cell can be used to represent an alphabet letter, number, punctuation mark, or even a whole word.

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There are also apparently over 186 contradictions and shortenings for words, because basically it does act like its own language.

Source: http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/braille/what-is-braille/123

2 grades of braille, grade 1 and grade 2

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