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3/19/2012 2:03:00 PM
Abbreviation? The attached shows an abbreviation(?) in an Algebra II book. The "Standards of Learning" for this Algebra II book (where AII is for Algebra II and T is for Trigonometry) are listed throughout the book as AII/T.18.b-AII/T.18.d and AII.4.a et al.

How do I braille AII/T.18.b-AII/T.18.d and AII.4.a ?

My initial thought is to transcribe them ,A,II_/,T".18.D and ,A,II".4.A . My second thought is to transcribe them ,,AII_/,T".18.D and ,,AII".4.A .

The AII/T.18.b (AII followed by a slash) shows me that the decimal point or period we see is not associated with an abbreviation and is therefore not a period but a decimal point. The "A" is an English letter followed by the Roman numberal "II". Yellow Book section (YB) 90 - The double cap indicator must be used before a Roman numeral ... The letter "T" is followed by .18 (point 18 or dot 18). YB 134.b. ... the multipurpose indicator must be placed between the letter and the decimal point ... My second solution seems easier to read. While the "seems easier" solution may be correct, it doesn't seem to follow the rules I am looking at. What did I miss?
3/19/2012 6:47:16 PM
Number line, multiple color lines Attached are two examples of number lines with multiple color lines above and on the number line. (Algebra II - two of these number lines in the entire book.)

The colors are significant only in that they show the reader how the red and blue lines match to the two different formulas shown, and how the purple line is the result of the 'overlap'. The dotted lines show where the beginning of each colored line starts and 'drops' to the original number line, resulting in the purple 'overlap' line. These are my word as the print text does not say anthing anywhere in the book.

How should I represent this tactiled number line system?
3/19/2012 6:51:17 PM
Kepboard Technology I add a USB keyboard (Microsoft comfort 4000) with the MS drivers. You may need to call HP or other supplier sales support and ask if they can guarantee nth key rollover for their keyboard.

Anyone else have a solution?
4/16/2012 7:17:41 PM
Three Dimensional Coordinate Systems The attached shows two different three dimensional (x- y- and z-axis) coordinate systems. There are about eight total of these type of graphics in this Algabra II book.

How might I tactile these?
5/16/2012 1:43:33 PM
How to make a brf interpoint? I use Braille 2000 to transcribe. The *.abt volumes are formatted to be interpoint. For folks who want it, I save the file as a *.brf.

I am now seeing that those *.brf files are not keeping the interpoint format, but instead, when the *.brf files are re-opened the format is now single-sided. To fix this, I then open the *.brf in B2k, change the document to interpoint, save, close. Unfortunately, when the files are opened again ... single-sided again. Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have suggestions?

** As a side note - I see this quite often with books that I emboss. Some of the volumes (transcribed by someone other than me, in *.brf format and opened in B2k) for a book seem to be formatted interpoint and other volumes formatted single-sided.
7/28/2012 1:34:16 PM
Vertical bar in matrix The attached pdf shows a vertical bar in a matrix and the word file shows how I have brailled it. This example comes from an Algebra 2 book that has several of these pages throughout the book with matrix with vertical bar.

Do I use the enlarge grouping sign (vertical bar) and space it as though it is a sign of comparison (mathematically, the bar replaces the equal sign)?
9/13/2012 12:30:47 PM
BF 1997 - Graphic attached to table The attached page is from an Earth Science book being transcribed in Braille Formats 1997. How do I transcribe the table and the graphic and link the two together?

Here are some notes of what I see and have picked up from the surrounding text:

Figure 9 shows a graphic above / attached to the table. The 'column labels' above the graphic (Granitic, Intermediate, ...)appear to correspond to the columns in the table below 'Rock Names'.

Tactile graphic - The words inside the graphic (Muscovite, Quartz, Potassium ...) will be keyed with 2 letter keys (using textures would require 8 different textures, the solid looking black space is actually 4 different shades). The words above the 'graphic columns' (Granitic, Intermediate, ...) will also be keyed with 2 letter keys. I may place the 'graphic column labels' along the bottom like we would label a bar graph.

Table - Based on the text, the texture 'porphyritic' has origins of both 'Intrusive' and 'Extrusive'. 'Obsidian' and 'pumice' fall in each of the columns they are under, the author(s) appear to have written them once instead of 3 and 2 times. And the space under 'peridotite' is non-table.

Tied together - I'm thinking a TN to tie the table and graphic together, but I cannot think of good wording.

Please suggest how I would transcribe the table and what TN I would use to tie the two together.
9/13/2012 3:42:58 PM
BF 1997 - Graphic attached to table Here is a possible solution I came up with. What improvements / changes would you suggest?
9/17/2012 12:48:26 PM
BF 1997 - Graphic attached to table Thank you Joanna, I always appreciate the help.

Your suggestions will be used to rework this graphic/table and the needed TN. Particularly helpful were your comments "... repeated from the graphic itself" and "wide table strategies".
12/17/2012 7:34:03 PM
Moire patterns The attached 3 pictures of Moire patterns appears in an Algebra 2 book. Please recommend how to present the pictures as a tactile.
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