[Blindmath] Sighted reading of Nemeth math

Blind Collegian collegeandcareer at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 13 21:15:37 CDT 2009

I appreciate your input. However, my statement regarding nemeth Code making 
no sense to a naked eye was meant to refer to my math professor, who stated 
that the printout cannot be discerned, so I gave up. However, a certified 
Braille transcriber whom I spoke with said the work I created in Nemeth Code 
on the BrailleNote "made perfect sense". I wonder why the discrepancy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Jolly" <easjolly at ix.netcom.com>
To: <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 4:04 PM
Subject: [Blindmath] Sighted reading of Nemeth math

>I disagree with the claim about Nemeth math printed out from a BrailleNote
> making "no sense to the naked
> eye."
> If you print out Nemeth math from a BrailleNote in the original computer
> braille (not backtranslated) it will show up as ASCII characters.  It
> shouldn't take a math-knowledgeable sighted person more than a few minutes
> to learn to read it.  (The reason is much of computer braille was based on
> Nemeth math. For example, the digits and common symbols such as the plus
> sign are identical.) Here's an article I wrote several years ago on this
> topic that you might want to pass along to your teachers.
> http://www.dotlessbraille.org/readnem.htm
> I'm glad to correspond with any sighted persons who need more help than is
> in my article.
> Sincerely,
> SusanJ
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