[BlindMath] Introduction And Mathematics-related Inquiry

Scherer, David David.Scherer at WashoeSchools.net
Fri Aug 17 16:41:14 UTC 2018


Actually, Nemeth is being revised a bit to comply with UEB. The NFB website and Jernigan Institute are working on  a Provisional Instruction Manual. They have about 10 lessons completed. These lessons will update anyone interested in Nemeth on how it works within UEB and technical documents.


David Scherer

Braille Transcriber

Washoe County School District

Reno, NV

Literacy is for everyone.

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Computer braille is not difficult. And you will find things go pretty
smoothly when there is no need for translation work on your braille device
or hardcopy of choice. Less room for errors or ambiguity.

As for nemeth, I haven't used it much in years, but at the time I was in
school, I think most blind people learned the basics. As I too am looking to
brush up on math (as you may have seen from the other list), I am open to a
reintroduction to nemeth.

I think I have a hardcopy computer braille primer here somewhere that I uh,
lifted from CNIB when they didn't seem to need it anymore.


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Subject: [BlindMath] Introduction And Mathematics-related Inquiry

Hi Owais,

Computer braille is based on Nemeth braille math not UEB because of the need
to use separate braille cells for letters and for digits and to have one
braille cell for one print symbol such as plus.  Nemeth math is more like
print math and its expressions are shorter. For example, in Nemeth math you
don't need a number sign to write an expression such as three see but if it
is at the start of a line putting a number sign makes it easier to read.

I know it is hard to change but you might want to look into switching to
Nemeth math which should be available to you as an option, especially if you
are thinking of going on in math or computer programming.  You definitely
need to know computer braille if you want to get good at programming.

Best wishes,
Susan Jolly


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