[nabs-l] Reading grade 1 Braille electronically

Kaiti Shelton crazy4clarinet104 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 20:36:51 UTC 2014


Hi,

There are some excellent sources of grade 1 books for children,
including Seedlings, APH, and NBP.  I don't know if this program is
still active, but when I was a kid my mom signed me up to receive 1
book from APH a month.  I know I started receiving them in grade 1,
then switched the subscription to grade 2 once I was ready for it.

Any braille notetaker or display will work.  Bookshare is a valuable
resource when using these displays (not to mention free for students).
 Most of the bookshare books are in very high quality too.

On 1/13/14, minh ha <minh.ha927 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to echo what Sophie said--you don't need to specifically get a
> book in grade one braille. A note taker can switch between the grades
> very easily.
> Minh
>
> On 1/13/14, Sophie Trist <sweetpeareader at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If your friend uses a braille notetaker, she won't have to get
>> books specifically in Grade 1. I switched the setting on my Apex
>> to grade 1, entered a book I'd downloaded from Bookshare, and it
>> came out in grade 1.
>>
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Joshua Hendrickson <louvins at gmail.com
>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Date sent: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:26:36 -0600
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Reading grade 1 Braille electronically
>>
>> Hi.  I agree with Ryan.  I'd say that most if not all braille
>> displays
>> will work and can be set to read grade one braille.  However, it
>> might
>> be harder to find braille books in grade one.  This would be very
>> expensive, but I'm pretty sure you could get a program like
>> duxbury,
>> set it to translate to grade one braille, and set an embosser to
>> emboss in grade one braille, then any document you would emboss
>> would
>> be done in grade one braille.
>>
>> On 1/13/14, Ryan Silveira <ryan.l.silveira at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hi Lucy,
>>
>>  Yes, you can use any notetaker or braille display in grade one
>>  braille.  In fact, that is usually the default setting for most
>>  devices.  If you need/want help on a specific device, you know
>> how to
>>  contact me.
>>
>>  Ryan
>>
>>  On 1/13/14, Lucy Sirianni <lucysirianni at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>>
>>        I have a friend whose daughter is blind and learning
>>  Braille, despite some very frustrating resistance from her TVI.
>>  My friend's daughter has some disabilities in addition to
>>  blindness and because of them will likely primarily read grade 1
>>  Braille.  My friend is wondering, therefore, how she can best
>>  provide her daughter with grade 1 Braille in electronic format.
>>  Are there Braille note-takers or displays that make it easier to
>>  switch to grade 1, especially for reading books?
>>
>>  Thanks, everyone!
>>
>>  Lucy
>>
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