Create tactile graphic of an erroneous map?

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    Chris Clemens

    We are transcribing a workbook designed to prepare students for end-of-year testing in subject areas. This particular project is in the area of social studies, and it includes more than one map that seems to have no relation to the questions asked. We understand we should braille text as it appears in print, even when it appears to be erroneous. However, we have reservations about spending the time to create a tactile graphic that is clearly not going to benefit the student. Please see the attached sample and provide feedback.
    Thank you.
    Marie Amerson


    Hi Marie,
    As you stated, the map included in print does not relate to the question being asked. It would be of no value to include the map about the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803-1806) when the question pertains to the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Is it possible to contact the publisher and see if there is a newer version of the workbook that contains the correct information? Or can you contact the agency/school district you are brailling the workbook for to see if they received a corrections list from the publisher with the correct information. It is probable that there should be a map related to this question. If all else fails, I would recommend you omit the map and include a transcriber's note that reads something to the effect, "The print shows a map about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This map is omitted in braille." If this were a standardized test...the map could not be omitted without direct permission from the publisher. Good luck! Diane

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