BrailleWeek 10 – Class 10April 8, 2019DFST 309 - Introduction to DeafBlind Culture and CommunicationSpring 2019Dr. Ju-Lee A. Wolsey
How Do You Sign “BRAILLE” in ASL?One hand (dominant) mimicking reading Braille on the open palm of the other hand (non-dominant)
What is Braille?
Who Invented Braille?•Invented by Louis Braille (1824) when he was 15 years old•Became blind (age 3) from an accident•French educator, Musician, Researcher•Modified system of “night writing” intended for use on ships•Army captain, Charles Barbier, invented system for soldiers to read and communicate messages safely at night (1821)•Louis and his friends believed that feeling “raised dots” was easier than feeling raised letters•Raised letters could not be written by blind people
How Does Braille Work?
Braille – Capital Letters•No capital letters•Use dot #6 before the letter to be capitalized
Braille - Numbers•No separate numbers•Use first ten letters of the alphabet preceded by number sign (dots 3-4-5-6)
Braille - Numbers
Braille in 7 Minutes•Grade 1 Braille•Includes 26 standard letters of the alphabet and punctuationEverything You Need to Know about Grade 1 Braille in 7 Minutes(7:27)