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    braillebud
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    If you would prefer that I send this over to the Tactile Graphic forum, I can do that. My transcription is UEB with Nemeth. I have attached the print along with my efforts to transcribe the number lines in simbraille. My questions are in the simbraille document.

    Thanks!

    Laurie

    p.s. I tried sending a brf file but I got a message that that type of file is not accepted. Not sure why.

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    #37285
    Lindy Walton
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    Hi Laurie. I think the tactile graphics folks will be able to answer your questions better than I can. I look forward to seeing what they say.

    Lindy

    #37339
    Donald Winiecki
    Participant

    Laurie and Lindy,

    Thank you for the questions! Number Lines and Cartesian Coordinates are critical components of any STEM content and we wanted to make sure we had all the details covered. There are many intersecting rules and guidelines to consider and we hope the following addresses all of your needs. Please also see the attached document for an example.

    • A raised line drawing would be preferable if the readers' familiarity with braille graphics is unknown and required if the readers are K-3.
    • Alignment of numbers is with the first row of the digit rather than numeric symbol (GSTG 6.5.1.8).
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    • Yes, the tics should be extended 1/4" (6mm) above and below the line itself if using a raised line drawing (GSTG, section 6.5.1.12).
    • Yes, put relevant symbols on SPECIAL SYMBOLS page per <u>Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts</u> item #17.
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    • However, following GSTG 6.5.1.13 (second bullet) If number lines appear infrequently, the braille number line symbols should be inserted as a transcriber’s note. So, if this is the only place that a number line occurs, place the symbols in a TN immediately preceding the graphic.

    Let us know if this answers all of your questions!

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