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  • in reply to: printer for microcapsule tactile graphics #37751
    JanaBrailles
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    Hi Julie!

    I also use the microcapsule paper with a PIAF and I run through my copy machine at work. I have a Canon WorkCentre copier/scanner/printer. I have found that when using the microcapsule paper, I have to adjust the paper weight in order for the image to copy without smearing or leaving an imprint on the copier drum. I also used a Xerox copier (before the school district changed to Canon) and the Xerox was a dream! I have not tried to run microcapsule paper through my Epson printer of the HP OfficeJet Pro so am not sure how they would work.

    Jana

    in reply to: Supporting staff with visual impairments #36994
    JanaBrailles
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    Hi Robin,

    I have checked with the resources I know of, one being a blind consumer/technology "guru" who was unable to answer your question but offered the following. He believes it can be done with Duxbury and a braille display, but he isn't sure how. He suggested contacting Duxbury, as their tech support is very good. Duxbury may be able to help, or point you to the appropriate place in the manual that addresses your questions.  Duxbury’s number is 978-692-3000. Additionally, they probably would also know of a good trainer who may be able to help with some of the more advanced stuff. It is my understanding that training can be provided remotely, so the trainer would not have to be local to you.

    I hope this is helpful. I'm sorry I don't have better answers for you.

    Jana

    in reply to: Supporting staff with visual impairments #36964
    JanaBrailles
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    Hi Robin,

    I am looking into getting an answer for you. I am not a Duxbury user. Let me see what I can find out and I'll respond once I have an answer. Can you also please post this question on the Computer-Assisted Transcription message board?

     

    Thanks!

    Jana Hertz

    in reply to: Post secondary math materials #36801
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Hi Susan,

    My experience has been that students who go off to college ask for the materials they require and use. That being said, if they request Nemeth (or embedded Nemeth), that is what they should receive. If they ask for UEB, that is what they should get. I can’t speak across the board, but only what my past students have indicated to me. If you have a college-bound student, THEY should be articulating what THEY use to DSPS when trying to acquire their texts. Some colleges and universities have a certified transcriber and others contract out. I know when a former student of mine was going to UCI School of Law, the “transcriber” the university had was merely dumping stuff into a translator (that person did not even know braille!) and that is what they were giving her. She came to me (as her transcriber through jr. high and high school) asking if I would be willing to communicate with one of her professors in order to re-do some of the work she had requested because the transcriber had strung all of the law briefs into one document and she couldn’t tell where one brief ended and a new brief was beginning. She and I both had conversations with their disabilities department and after she spoke up MANY times, they finally complied. She is now a disability rights attorney!

    The student should be their own best advocate for what their needs are. The schools should be complying (through DSPS) with the requested medium.

    I hope this helps.

    Jana Hertz

    Transcriber and Educator Services Committee

    in reply to: Juliet Embosser #36729
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Hi Nancy,

    I do not have a resource but am trying to find you some sources.

    Jana

    in reply to: How to do braille after release #34911
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Hi Marty,

    Have you attended any professional development conferences or other gatherings of transcribers to meet people and get to know them? Have you reached out to other transcribers or others who are formerly incarcerated who have their own businesses?  Connecting with people is one of the best ways to assist in building your business. Having certifications is great and a necessary component but networking and forming relationships is also essential. Other than that, I don't have any magic words to offer you. If you'd like to reach out to John Romeo, I can put you in touch with him. Just send me an email. Hope this helps.

    Jana

    in reply to: braille signage producers #29605
    JanaBrailles
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    Hi Julie,

     

    So sorry ... I just saw this (and apparently my notifications are not working!) I don't have any resources on this ... but can check around. 🙂

    Jana

    in reply to: Shortforms as parts of longer words #27446
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Hi Cindi,

    I am not seeing that it is okay to use ... as it does not appear in the Appendix 2 list. I have had a couple of people ask me about it ... and recently had a student ask me because she was told it couldn't be used because it was not on the Appendix 2 list. I guess my confusion lies in why is it ok for hereabouts using the dot 5 contraction and adding contracted abouts ..(adding abs) but I don't see where it is allowed in whereabouts (no apostrophe 's) using the dot 5 "wh" and adding shortfdorm abouts (abs). I apologize if I am confusing you 🙂
    Jana

    in reply to: Shortforms as parts of longer words #27436
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    My question remains that hereabouts is contracted dot 5 h abs but when the 's is added to whereabout, it is not acceptable. See example on page 138 of rules.

    in reply to: Working Independently as a Transcriber #27403
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Many transcribers charge by the page and prices vary according to the type of transcription. If you have not done much transcribing, my suggestion would be to find a group you can volunteer with and brush up on your skills before seeking contract work. With the implementation on Unified English Braille, possessing knowledge of and a good solid understanding in UEB is essential.

    Best wishes.

    in reply to: "Con" contraction #26429
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Thanks Cindi. That is what I thought, but was previously told that pronunciation did not matter. UGH. Glad someone finally figured it out. I was curious if there was another rule I was overlooking. 🙂

    in reply to: Contractions in email & web addresses #22789
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Thanks Cindi. I thought so but find myself second-guessing constantly... because, some instructors seem to disregard the rules ... such as marking the "ea" contraction in the word Leah wrong.
    J

    in reply to: Contractions in email & web addresses #22788
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Oops I hit send too quickly ... (slim@fordonline) using the contractions "for" and "in"

    in reply to: ea contraction #22770
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    We are taking the UEBOT online course given by NIU (Northern Illinois University)- the moderator and teacher quoted 10.12.6 through 10.12.8 for not contracting ea in Leah - guess because it would hinder the recognition of the word. But the rules do say use of contraction is permissible based on the best judgment of the transcriber, and that translation software would use the contraction. didn't mean to get this going again, just wanted cindi's opinion. Happy weekend. 🙂 Linda

    in reply to: ea contraction #22769
    JanaBrailles
    Moderator

    Cindi--if they are correct according to UEB rules NOT to use ea in Leah, may I ask WHICH UEB Rules you refer to? Or which rules they (whoever they are) refer to? I still don't understand why these graders say ea is not used in Leah. I don't understand why Linda and Jana have been told NOT to use ea in Leah.

    --Joanna

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