Selected Findings From the First International Evaluation of the Proposed Unified English Braille CodeBy Bogart, Darleen; Koenig, Alan J.; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 99, No. 4, pp. 233-238
Publication Date: April 2005
Study conducted to evaluate data regarding the ways in which people use Braille, and their opinions of a proposed Unified English Braille Code (UEBC). A total of 446 people who use Braille in their professions as Braille readers, proofreaders, educators, and transcribers participated in the study. The respondents came from a variety of countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The International Braille Research Center developed an assessment measure that consisted of samples from publications chosen to feature UEBC symbols. A questionnaire was included with the samples, which asked the respondents to rate their attitudes toward features and changes of the UEBC. The respondents generally supported the principles of the UEBC, such as a unified code for all reading materials, no major changes in the literary code, and Braille that reflects printed text. Study limitations are discussed.
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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )