answer blanks in UEB/Nemeth

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  • #33828

    togilby
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    Hi Kyle,

    If this is a redundant question, my apologies, but I’ve not been able to find any past reference so I’m asking the expert.

    When it is not immediately apparent, is there a directive which guides the transcriber to determine the nature of the student response, Nemeth or UEB?

    I’ve attached two examples. Underscores/blanks follow text and the first impulse is to use the UEB underscore — but the answers would be in Nemeth code, so is it my responsibility to indicate that?

    thanks for any direction you can provide,

    Trumbull

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    #33833

    kdejute
    Moderator

    Trumbull,

    This can be tricky, and, like you, I cannot point to a rule that specifically addresses blanks in a Nemeth-within-UEB transcription.

    I *can,* however, affirm that it is inappropriate for the transcriber to give more information than the print does about what an answer should/will be like.

    What I’m trying to say is, transcribe a low-line/omission dash/underscore according to where it appears in print and NOT what will/should replace it.

    So, in your (very illustrative!) examples:

    The low line that is part of a math expression (involving the “is congruent to” symbol) should be in Nemeth Code.

    The low lines following the words “corresponds to” should be in UEB.

    Really, I would put the low line in the sentence “So <fraction> is ____.” in UEB … following the reasoning that the braille reader is getting the same information as the print reader from the instructions “The answer will be in decimal form.” and to transcribe the low line in Nemeth Code would be overkill.

    Of course, this doesn’t solve all of our dilemmas, but I hope it shrinks some of them.

    … Please let me add that I would transcribe consistently in Nemeth Code a <b>shape</b> that stands for something missing within a math expression and is then repeated and asked about outside of a math expression.

    –Kyle

     

    #33841

    togilby
    Participant

    Thank you, your approach to answer blanks makes life so much simpler *and makes sense to boot!

    I am, however, not catching the drift of your final paragraph. Would you expand/clarify please?

    Thanks!

    #33842

    kdejute
    Moderator

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  kdejute. Reason: remove duplicate post
    #33843

    kdejute
    Moderator

    When I wrote that last paragraph, I was thinking of a recent question about Nemeth or UEB squares: https://www.nationalbraille.org/topic/nemeth-or-ueb-squares/

    If that doesn’t clarify my final paragraph to you, please do say.

    –Kyle

    #33845

    togilby
    Participant

    all cleared up, thank you!

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