Julie Sumwalt

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  • in reply to: Printer/Copier #22631
    Julie Sumwalt
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    The photocopier that our office uses is the Ricoh MP 3500.

    in reply to: drawing tablet #22601
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Ah! Good tip. Thanks, I'll try that.

    in reply to: drawing tablet #22600
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Julie, if you slow down the speed of the mouse (or in this case the "pen") you will be much more successful. I know that this is also true when you use a Bamboo tablet with Apple computer.
    Good luck!
    Betty

    in reply to: UEB training #22495
    Julie Sumwalt
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    There are lots of trainings going on around the country through different organizations. The BANA website has tried to keep an ongoing list of people who are doing training...some will accept outside attendees and some will not.

    The NBA 'Bulletin' will begin posting articles and examples in both EBAE and UEB very soon...that would be a good introduction. The BANA website has many resources for becoming familiar with UEB...the 'ABC's of UEB' is a fairly recent addition that looks at the differences between EBAE and UEB.

    CNIB has a free online course that is fairly basic and can be ordered from their website. It is geared toward those who already know braille and just want to learn UEB. You can also take a free certification test at the completion of that course. Whether the agency you do work for will accept the Canadian certification will be up to them.

    Australia also recently posted an online resource for learning UEB. It's really aimed at people who don't already know braille, but it IS a good resource for learning UEB as well. You can find that one at http://uebonline.org/login/.

    Of course, there are definite benefits for going to something 'live', but we understand that many do not have that option. It is highly likely that NBA will focus on basic UEB training for the next couple conferences...if it would be possible to attend one other than the one in Milwaukee, I would very much encourage you to try. The next two will be in Austin, TX and Louisville, KY.

    Cindi Laurent

    in reply to: MegaDots 2.5 and Windows 7 Issues #22357
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Julie, Thank you for the response. So far that has been our solution, too. If we manage to resolve the issue I will be sure to post it here so it may be of benefit to others.

    in reply to: Common Core State Standards #22271
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Sounds complicated, doesn't it? An update was made to the code, either last year or the year before, about abbreviations consisting of unspaced numbers and letters. They are capitalized and punctuated mathematically. This change does not apply to abbreviations made up entirely of letters.

    in reply to: index with alphabetc word headings #22288
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Here is the PDF at last. Thanks.

    Julie

    in reply to: Common Core State Standards #22270
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Thank you. K.NBT stands for Kindergarten.Number and Operations in Base Ten. A-CED stands for Algebra-Creating Equations. (Not sure where the D comes in. An example of mixing letters and numbers is 8.NS, which stands for 8th (grade).The Number System. So, we use decimal points when there are numbers and letters, but periods when there are only lettere? Individually cap letters when there are numbers involoved, but double cap when there are only letters?

    Julie

    in reply to: decimal or period? #22219
    Julie Sumwalt
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    You are very welcome!

    in reply to: decimal or period? #22216
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Will do. Thanks.

    in reply to: TN labels on tactiles #22138
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Thank you for a thorough and helpful response!

    in reply to: TN labels on tactiles #22137
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Thanks for your patience. I had difficulty reaching some of my committee members, perhaps due to summer vacation ... This, however, is the general consensus.

    Although the practise of inserting TN symbols around any material added by the transcriber is emphasized in Braille Formats, there is definitely [u]no provision[/u] in Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics for inserting TN symbols around labels added by the transcriber to clarify parts of a diagram. Tn the contrary, Guidelines and Standards emphasises the need to simplify graphics and reduce clutter.

    [color=#003399]Example of the Circulation System (Pages 3-25 to 3-28)
    From the description of what rules have been applied to the following graphic, it says
    - addition of centered headings to clarify section presentation (Overview, Upper Body, Lower Limbs) (3.9.3)
    - addition of label added to clarify presentation (head) (7.3.7)

    Example of the Map of North America Pages 3-39 to 3-41
    - addition of labels to clarify presentation: Canada, Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Great Lakes, and Gulf of Mexico (7.3.7)

    Page 7-3
    7.3.7 Retain features that could be used as a point of reference even though they may not be labeled in print.
    Example: The Great Lakes on a map of North America or the equator on a world map. [/color]

    I assume from your question, that you are going to create a tactile of these images. Personally, I think I would try to go with a description instead. It becomes rather cumbersome is you have to label something such as the boy's nose! For example, you could write a TN such as the following:
    Picture: A clear glass containing water and a straw. At the top of the water line, the upper part of the straw appears to be misaligned with the lower part of the straw.
    Picture: Side profile of a boy’s head. Slightly behind, and offset to the left, is a smaller image of the boy reflected in a mirror.
    Picture: The picture shows waves with a dividing wall which has a small opening. On the left side the waves are vertical lines. On the right side the waves are convex lines.

    However, if you [u]do[/u] reproduce these images as a tactile graphic (as some committee members would prefer), you would need to add at least some explanatory labels.

    Additionally, a transcriber [u]could[/u] explain this convention in a paragraph on the Transcriber’s Notes page stating that “Additional labels have been added to tactile graphics where necessary for the understanding of the graphic" (or some such thing). This might make some transcribers and/or agencies feel more comfortable about adding labels without TN symbols.

    Betty

    in reply to: ELI and NI in K-12 #22142
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    That makes sense. Thank you.

    in reply to: blank line re: attribution and three asterisks #21982
    Julie Sumwalt
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    I was asking for someone else, and you are right--you do need to see the print. (I know better, I do!) I can see now that three asterisks should not be used at all, since there is nothing there in print. Still, it is an interesting question. And as for apples and oranges, when one needs fruit, either will do. Thanks so much for your time.

    in reply to: blank line re: attribution and three asterisks #21981
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    First, apples and oranges. In addition the considerations you mention, the lesson manual is based on literary so it generally should not be consulted for formats. And I don't understand the relevance of the attribution. I really need to see this example. If this is a hypothetical, I can't help you much further than you've already helped yourself. Use the asterisk when it means an asterisk and not a reference indicator. It should be listed as special symbols. And again, the lesson manual is not appropriate for guidance about special symbols in a textbook.

    --Joanna

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