Braille

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v braille transcribe in braille
    • n braille a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals
    • n Braille French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind
    • n Braille A system of printing or writing for the blind in which the characters and numerals are represented by patterns of raised tangible points or dots. It was invented by Louis Braille , a French teacher of the blind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n braille A method of writing or printing for the blind in which combinations of tangible dots or points are used to represent alphabetical letters. There are several systems, which differ considerably in details and have undergone various modifications. Thus in the British system the base is a group of six dots in two columns of three dots each , from which the letters are made as follows: , etc. In the New York point system, which is extensively used in the United States, is the first base, the second. the third, and the fourth; and the letters are: , etc. This notation is adapted to indicate capital and lower-case letters, numerals, punctuation, abbreviations, syllables, and musical notes and signs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., adj Braille brāl a kind of type for the blind, having arbitrary signs consisting of varying combinations of six points arranged thus, there being sixty-two possible combinations of these six points.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Louis Braille, the inventor.

Usage

In literature:

For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
On top of the organ lay the book of stories and poems she had written out in Braille for Kirk.
"The Happy Venture" by Edith Ballinger Price
BRAILLE, a blind Frenchman, invented printing in relief for the blind (1809-1852).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He quickly learned to read Braille.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
In their special classroom, the children are taught Braille reading and writing, and a great deal of time is given to these branches.
"Five Lectures on Blindness" by Kate M. Foley
It has been translated into French, Spanish, German, Hindustani, and Braille.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
While in hospital, too, as soon as we were able to work a little, we were given the rudiments of Braille.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
He quickly learned to read Braille.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
It has over 5500 volumes in Braille and other types.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
To occupy Brum's days, Jossel, gaining enlightenment in the ways of darkness, procured Braille books.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
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In poetry:

The course his mind his body steer, poor Pussy-cat,
in weakness & disorder, will see him down
whiskers & tail.
'Wastethrift': Oh one of cunning wives know that
he hoardy-squander, where is nor downtown
neither suburba. Braille.
"Dream Song 49: Blind" by John Berryman

In news:

As for Chim's photographs of children, done for Unicef, how can you not be moved by his picture of a blind Italian boy who lost his arms during the war and is learning to read Braille with his lips, as if by kissing the book.
Joy of reading James Cooper enjoys his time reading from braille sheets (above and below) Friday in the first grade class of Ms Harmon and Ms Jordan at Galena School.
"Between Heaven and Home" For a while, Christopher French was known as the guy who made conceptual pieces out of Braille paper.
"The mechanism can offer a large displacement and fast response time simultaneously, which is the key to a good commercial braille display," says Dr Yang.
'On the Sly' w/ Ital Tek+Braille.
Braille dot pattern for "BS" (hint 1st word is bull) The shirts are called Blind-Obsceniteez from Braille-Swear.com.
This July 2012 photo provided by Finance & Commerce shows Reuven Rahamim, owner of Accent Signage in Minneapolis, with a machine he invented for putting Braille lettering on signage.
Welter of Braille Codes Create ' Tower of Babel '.
Training to be offered in braille transcription .
A Lake Zurich company has played a key role in redesigning a 1950s-era Braille writer into a 'talking' LCD-screen device intended to make it easier for people to learn Braille.
As Big a Boon as Braille.
The popular burger joint "Wimpy" got extremely creative when it rolled out new braille menus for the blind last week.
Software reads online content aloud and printers generate Braille text, but there hasn't been a fast and easy way to create recognizable images for the blind.
Software could someday send Braille patterns directly from a computer or e-reader.
Braille book brings lunar craters down to earth.
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In science:

Output from the system includes synthetic and digitized speech, nonspeech sounds and refreshable Braille; input to the system can be via a small or large touchtablet, joystick, and/or conventional keyboard.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This separation makes it easier to re-use the contents of a document by for instance screen readers which make it accessible by voice or Braille to people with disabilities.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Interestingly, satisfaction is independent of a user’s age, previous visual experience or Braille experience.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
Furthermore, Braille is used for giving textual information, which requires a lot of space. Therefore tactile maps tend to be overloaded and thus unreadable.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
Besides, not every visually impaired person can read Braille.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
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