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  • #38140
    rsherwood12
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    Hello,

    I'm reading through the new Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials and I am confused as to whether the individual transcriber's notes throughout the volume should be listed in the braille version of the transcriber's notes page, or just the inkprint Teacher's Reference Materials. Can you confirm which?

    Also, would you recommend listing every single transcriber's note, including volume indicators in the table of contents in the complete table of contents in the first volume as well as End of Volume # transcriber's notes? Or should a transcriber use common sense in including only notes about the actual content of the book?

    Last, would the heading "Teacher's Reference Materials" appear only in the inkprint pages or also above the heading for the special symbols page?

    Thanks,
    Rebecca

    #38142
    claurent
    Moderator

    I'm going to do a little investigation on this one. The way I read the code, all TN's are included in both the Teacher's Reference Materials and the braille version of the TN page (See the paragraph on page xi under Teacher's Reference Notes which states "These print pages correspond to the braille pages that contain information ... and Transcriber's Notes page". I think all TN's need to be included in case the reader has trouble understanding or interpreting one of the TN's and the person helping them does not know braille well (or at all). However, I'm not 100% sure on this (as this is my interpretation) so I'm going to ask about it and I'll get back to you 🙂

    The heading "Teacher's Reference Materials" is for the inkprint pages only.

    Cindi

    #38143
    claurent
    Moderator

    I'm going to do a little investigation on this one. The way I read the code, all TN's are included in both the Teacher's Reference Materials and the braille version of the TN page (See the paragraph on page xi under Teacher's Reference Notes which states "These print pages correspond to the braille pages that contain information ... and Transcriber's Notes page". I think all TN's need to be included in case the reader has trouble understanding or interpreting one of the TN's and the person helping them does not know braille well (or at all). However, I'm not 100% sure on this (as this is my interpretation) so I'm going to ask about it and I'll get back to you 🙂

    The heading "Teacher's Reference Materials" is for the inkprint pages only.

    Cindi

    #38144
    rsherwood12
    Participant

    Thanks, Cindi. I agree that's the way it's worded. I'm just wondering why it would be helpful to have all of the transcriber's notes in the braille both on the TN page and in the body. Especially for early readers, it seems like it would be a lot of extra material to read through at the beginning and extra pages to carry around. Listing all the TNs in the inkprint Teacher's Reference Materials makes sense to me because it's for the teacher and listed all in one place in print, but I would think only global notes need to be on the TN page in braille.

    I look forward to hearing what other feedback you find. 🙂

    Best,
    Rebecca

    #38158
    claurent
    Moderator

    I checked in with the chair of the BANA committee responsible for the guidelines and she agrees with my answers.  All TN's in both print and braille and the heading ONLY in print.

    Cindi

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