[Nfbmo] Listening to Braille???

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Mon Jan 4 23:33:57 UTC 2010

Some good points, Gary, how would one play Monopoly if he/she didn't know 
Braille, how would one determine which bathroom was which, the title of a 
book, the floors in an elevator. It was not my intent to not indorse 
Braille, I personally love it. Poker anyone?

Fred Olver

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Wunder" <gwunder at earthlink.net>
To: "NFB of Missouri Mailing List" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Nfbmo] Listening to Braille???

>A most interesting article. In conveys a lot in its brevity but draws some
> conclusions I don't. Because I am a proficient braille reader, I don't see
> audio and braille at war in my life. I use audio extensively - it's easier
> to fall asleep at night to a spare time book with audio. It's easier to 
> take
> a leisurely bath reading with audio VS Braille, but it's not easier to 
> write
> a computer program, edit a document, and learn the spelling of words. I 
> knew
> about Enron long before I saw it in Braille and realized how it was 
> spelled. What about its boss - is that Kenneth Lay or is his last name 
> spelled
> differently. For the longest time I thought the word authentic was 
> offentic and thought the word frustrated was flustrated.`.
> I don't want to act or feel superior just because I know Braille. What I 
> do
> want is to bring it to anyone who wants and can benefit from it. In a 
> world
> where there is so much more print than there is accessible material, I 
> want
> to learn and teach anything which gives access to more information.
> Gary
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