[Unified Braille For All] Why did NZ adopt UEB?
mblier at cox.net
Sat May 12 14:30:06 CDT 2012
Let's just use eight-dot computer braille for everything, and never touch it again.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
On May 12, 2012, at 10:35 AM, Laura De Vries wrote:
> Anne, I do appreciate your questions and concerns, however, in the print world there are different forms of writing and there isn't such a ruccus over that. We deal with and respect Chinese, cerilic and arabic, for example. I don't see why America has to follow like the tail on a dog.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp at portaltutoring.info>
> To: "'Unified Braille for All'" <uba at moblind.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [Unified Braille For All] Why did NZ adopt UEB?
>> Hi all,
>> Mark, although I can appreciate your emotional response, and much of what
>> you say is true in and of itself. What is needed here is concrete evidence
>> that the two codes are as different as you say. What is needed is calm,
>> reasoned arguments, not emotional ranting.
>> I agree that UEB may not be the best code for the blind, but in order for
>> others to see why this is so, we need clear, concise, cogent examples. I
>> think that Chris is on the right track here. By presenting us with
>> documents to compare the codes, we can all learn and truly appreciate his
>> My only concern is that if the U.S. keeps NUBS, won't that make it harder
>> for students and professionals who must deal with a world wide community? I
>> only ask because I believe that this is one of the questions which sighted
>> people are going to bring up, especially those who teach Braille. They're
>> going to want to know if they need to teach two codes or one. They're going
>> to want to know who is publishing materials in which codes. These are real.
>> Concerns for educators who have to think about text books and transcription
>> for their students. How do we answer these questions? What happens to a
>> professional who goes to a world wide conference, are these conferences
>> responsible for having documents in both code formats? It's hard enough to
>> get brailled documents as it is. How do you deal with these questions,
>> seriously, guys.
>> Ann P.
>> Ann K. Parsons
>> Portal Tutoring
>> akp at portaltutoring.info
>> "All that is gold does not glitter,
>> Not all those who wander are lost." JRRT
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