BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

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  • Session 7 Writing Exercise

    Directions: Transcribe into braille the following sentences.

    Transcriptions are to be prepared using a brailler emulation program (Mac/PCBrailler, Duxbury, Edgar, Megadots, etc.). Files must be submitted electronically. No hardcopy braille will be accepted.

    Files done with brailler emulation programs (Mac/PCBrailler, Duxbury, Edgar, Megadots, etc.) should be emailed as text files to Feedback Form (we are no longer accepting submissions) Make sure you put your name in electronic braille as a part of the file itself. Please do not send files titled "braille" or "session7".  If you are sending your work as an email attachment, you should name your files as something unique, such as the first six (6) characters of your email address, and then the characters "S7", followed by the three letter code (.dxb, .acn, etc.) that your braille software produces. For example, Duxbury files sent by would be titled "broadnaxS7.dxb", where ".dxb" is the three letter code Duxbury uses for its files. The limit on the part of the file before the dot is eight (8).


    The exercises are designed for a 40-cell braille line with 25 lines per page. If you must work with something other than a 40-cell braille line, a note should be included as part of your file telling the instructor the number of cells across you are using.

    The first line of the first page should carry a centered heading, such as Session 3, Session 4, and so on. The heading should be followed by a blank line. Consecutive page numbers should be shown at the right margin on the first line of each page.

    Each sentence, that is, each sentence number, should begin in cell 3 with sentence runovers in cell 1. No blank lines should be left between sentences.

    The maximum number of spaces on a braille line should be utilized. Therefore, wherever there is room on a line for one or more syllables and a hyphen, even on the last line of a braille page, as many syllables should be written on that line as space will permit.

    At the end of the exercise leave one blank line and braille your full name.

    1. Our corner drugstore is having a big sale on toothbrushes, cigars, bath powder, cigarette lighters, bubble bath, dishes, thimbles and needles.
    2. If more is withheld from my salary, we won't be able to buy the tape recorder or redecorate the living room as planned.
    3. They are erecting a mammoth stadium on the shores of Lake Erie.
    4. Sandra forgot the sandals, the bandanna, the book of fables, the box of candy and the thermos bottle that I left on the sofa.
    5. With profuse apologies he gave me back my copy of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress .
    6. He has an adequate theoretical knowledge of the subject but can't apply that knowledge very well.
    7. William and Theressa Charbles will gather forget-me-nots from the woods for the club's spring flowers project
    8. As the happy-go-lucky man races onto the railroad platform, he exclaims: "I've got no more'n two seconds for adieus!"
    9. The nosy visitor drawls: "I just met up with Aunt Ethel, and Auntie gave me all the village scandal and 'dirt'."
    10. He spoke with emphasis: "I demand that you probate Uncle Elmore's and Aunt Stephanie's wills at once."
    11. On the maple table in my office there is a charming jigsaw puzzle for the boys, and for the girls a large box of home-made candy.
    12. Edythe and Erasmus will be taking their marriage vows on the 1st or on the 17th of March.
    13. The able-bodied blue- and gray-clad forces met at the crossroads.
    14. A thorough knowledge of the Spanish language is a prerequisite for the South American service.
    15. The Russians slaughtered the Hungarian Freedom Fighters with tanks and artillery.
    16. "I Got Spurs That Jingle Jangle Jingle" portrays the carefree western cowhand.
    17. Arthur slowly took his hat off and sighed as he looked despairingly at the wreckage of the brand-new car.
    18. It is amazing how few people are thoroughly free of vexing problems.
    19. The cricket is the harbinger of the early approach of the fall of the year.
    20. William Morrow published Nevil Shute's TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM posthumously.