[Nfb-announce] Help Evaluate Nemeth Uniform Braille System

Jennifer Dunnam jennifer.dunnam at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 12 20:20:00 CDT 2010


I am writing to remind you of the following which appeared as a 
Miniature in the October 2009 Braille Monitor.  The original time 
frame has been adjusted, but the samplers/surveys will be available 
very shortly.  If you are willing to help and have not already done 
so, please read and act on the following:

Attention Braille Users:
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is looking for Braille 
readers, teachers, and transcribers to assist with an evaluation of 
the Nemeth Uniform Braille System (NUBS), an experimental Braille 
code designed to represent literary, math, and scientific 
information--combining all three codes into one unified system. 
Participants will be asked to read a sampler written in NUBS and to 
respond to questions about their reading experience. (The sampler 
will be available in both embossed Braille and sim-Braille.) Anyone 
who reads or writes Braille, no matter what age or amount of 
experience reading or writing Braille, is welcome to take part in 
this project. If you are interested in participating, you may request 
a sampler in one of three ways:

.By sending an email to <Brailleauthority at gmail.com>;
.By sending a print or Braille letter to Judy Dixon,1805 N. Oakland 
Street, Arlington, VA 22207; or
.By calling Judy Dixon at               (202) 707-0722.

Whichever method you use to request your sampler, please include your 
name and mailing address and whether you want the sampler in embossed 
Braille or in sim-Braille.
All participants who complete the questionnaire will be informed how 
to get access to the evaluation report when it is complete. If you 
are interested in helping with this project or if you have questions, 
please contact Judy Dixon, BANA chair, at <jdix at loc.gov> 
or               (202) 707-0722         (202) 707-0722.

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