[Unified Braille For All] Why did NZ adopt UEB?
Pete.Osborne at rnib.org.uk
Wed May 9 03:57:24 CDT 2012
Sorry, but I have to dispute "that's about it" when you refer to the
type of material that can be represented using the British math code.
Contrary to common belief, we have a number of experts who have used
braille to advance in the STEM field and RNIB, amongst other
organisations, transcribes materials at higher education level and
When we considered the adoption of UEB, the ability of UEB to represent
STEM was a major issue and is still of great concern to some people.
I am not a math expert myself but am encouraging those who are to join
this list and make some observations. However, it is simply not true
that the British system falls short when it comes to higher studies and
professions in this area.
From: uba-bounces at moblind.org [mailto:uba-bounces at moblind.org] On Behalf
Of Christopher Gray
Sent: 08 May 2012 19:16
To: Unified Braille for All
Subject: Re: [Unified Braille For All] Why did NZ adopt UEB?
I'll do my best. Pete Osborn could probably do a far better job.
Essentially, the British Maths Code has always relied on upper numbers.
It seems to do all right for simple math and perhaps even simple
algebra, but that's about it.
Before 1951, we used a U.S.-British system known as the Taylor Code.
But, we abandoned it for a system based on lower numbers adopted by our
Braille Authority of that era.
On Tue, 8 May
2012, Rick Roderick wrote:
> Could explain a bit about the British code. I have heard of it but
> don't know anything about it.
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