[Blindmath] UEB again (was Braille code urgency)

Amanda Lacy lacy925 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 14:44:32 CST 2011


Then why are they even considering its adoption? What's the motive behind 
it? And, if no amount of reasoning will convince them to adopt NUBS instead, 
what's our plan B? I do not know much about BANA. Do they have blind 
members?

Amanda
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Jolly" <easjolly at ix.netcom.com>
To: <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 2:39 PM
Subject: [Blindmath] UEB again (was Braille code urgency)


> Those of us who oppose the UEB have tried many tactics and written many 
> words explaining its problems. None of these have worked.
>
> I'm wondering if the best tactic is to enlist sighted mathematicians and 
> math teachers to create some sort of manifesto.  One need know nothing 
> about Braille or tactile reading to clearly state that one cannot 
> effectively either understand or do mathematics with a writing system that 
> uses same characters for the decimal digits as for certain letters of the 
> alphabet.  Adoption of the UEB would mean assuming that Braille users have 
> no need to understand mathematics.
>
> Sincerely,
> Susan Jolly
>
> Sent from my wonderful iPad
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