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Practice Report: Using The Braille Lite to Produce Mathematical Expressions in Print
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With training and the use of appropriate equipment, students who are blind can produce print mathematical expressions that can be easily interpreted by their sighted teachers who do not read braille. Without the recommended training and equipment, a student who uses braille must submit written mathematics assignments to a sighted individual who can read the Nemeth Code; the sighted person must then produce a print version of the assignment by interlining the braille with handwritten mathematical symbols that can be read by the teacher. Elimination of the interim step, in which a sighted individual interlines braille, results in a more efficient method by which a student is able to communicate with his or her teacher independently. The strategy described in this article requires the use of a Braille Lite (a braille input notetaker that is equipped with synthetic speech and a refreshable braille display) and an inkprint printer. For more detailed information on the Braille Lite, see the web site for the Braille Lite user';s manual: <www.freedomscientific.com/fssupport/docnotetakers.asp>.
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