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Textbook Braille Formatting II

Course Description

Textbook Braille Formatting II continues with the study of Rules 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and 19 of the BANA Braille Formats: Principles of Print to Braille Transcription (BF), and covers some of the other BANA braille codes specific to science, mathematics, foreign language, computer science, chemistry, and music. Students will continue refining their skills in textbook formatting, and will work on sample textbooks. Some content is taken from the NBA Quick Reference Manual (QRM).

Course Goals/Objectives

  1. Continue to analyze the structure of a textbook and identify its elements.
  2. Apply the code rules covered in this course to sample print textbook pages.
  3. Braille format a textbook by referring to code rules and their examples.

Lesson Plan/Projects

Week 1: Overview of Course and BANA Braille Codes

  1. Discuss goals, objectives, and final exam.
  2. Identify braille codes for science, mathematics, foreign language, computer science, chemistry, and music.
  3. Identify types of textbooks and situations in which other codes should be used in braille transcriptions.

Week 2: Exercises, Drills, Tests, Test Booklets

  1. Identify drills and tests in exercises with directions and how these are to be formatted: Rule 13, section 3 in BF; pages 111-121 in QRM.
  2. Identify numbered or lettered drills and tests in exercises and how these are to be formatted: Rule 13, section 7 in BF; pages 111-121 in QRM.
  3. Identify answer choices and how these are to be formatted: Rule 13, sections 4, 5, 6b, 6c, 7e-g in BF; pages 126-129 in QRM.
  4. Identify blanks and how these are formatted: Rule 13, section 8 in BF; pages 130-133 in QRM.

Week 3: Displayed Material, Intentional Errors, Blanks, and Omissions

  1. Identify displayed material and how it is be to formatted: Rule 14, section 1 in BF; pages 135-140 in QRM.
  2. Identify intentional errors and how these are to be to formatted: Rule 14, section 2 in BF.
  3. Identify blanks and omissions and how these are to be formatted: Rule 14, section 4 in BF; pages 130-133 in QRM.
  4. Identify crossed-out items and how these are to be formatted: Rule 14, section 5 in BF.
  5. Identify insertions, edited copy, proofreading marks, and how these are to be formatted: Rule 14, section 6 in BF, examples 74, 75.

Week 4: Plays, Dialogue, and Interview Format

  1. Identify plays and how these are to be formatted: Rule 9 in BF; examples 41-45.

Week 5: Poetry, Scansion, Accent and Meter, Poetic Rhyme Scheme, Alliteration

  1. Identify poetry and how it is to be formatted: Rule 10 in BF; examples 46, 49-51, 57.

Week 6: Margin-Numbered Text, Hymnals, and Songbooks

  1. Identify margin-numbered text and how it is to be formatted: Rule 11, sections 1-3 in BF.
  2. Identify hymnals and songbooks and how these are to be formatted: Rule 11, section 4 in BF.

Week 7: Pronunciation Systems and Diacritics

  1. Identify pronunciation systems and diacritics and how these are to be formatted: Rule 18 in BF; pages 141-147 in QRM.

Week 8: Glossaries, Vocabularies, Dictionaries, and Other Word Lists

  1. Identify glossaries, vocabularies, dictionaries, and other word lists, and how these are to be formatted: Rule 19 in BF; examples 93-102; pages 149-159 in QRM.

Week 9: Indexes

  1. Identify indexes and how these are to be formatted: Rule 7 in BF; example 30.

Week 10: Spellers, Grammars, and Sentence Diagramming

  1. Identify spellers, grammars, and sentence diagrams and how these are to be formatted: Rule 15 in BF; examples 20, 78, 79.

Week 11: Mathematical and Nonalphabetical Signs, Print Shapes, Numbers, and Numeration Systems

  1. Identify mathematical and nonalphabetical signs, print shapes, numbers, and numeration systems and how these are to be formatted: Rule 5 in BF.

Week 12: Codes and Puzzles

  1. Identify codes and puzzles and how these are to be formatted: Rule 16 in BF.

Weeks 13 and 14: Formatting Textbook Pages


Week 15: Final Exam


Books and Supplies

Braille Formats: Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 1977

NBA Quick Reference Manual, 2000

NBA Formats Course

Prerequisites

Textbook Braille Formatting I

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