contracted braille


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contracted braille

A version of braille in which abbreviations, contractions and other short forms of words are used in addition to the use of the standard alphabet and standard punctuation marks.
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Many teachers of students with visual impairments use the contracted braille course to refresh their braille skills in anticipation of adding braille readers to their caseloads (Gilson, 2014).
The contracted braille students who responded to the 2012-2013 survey (Gilson, 2014) said:
The results of this study suggest that constant time delay is a promising strategy in teaching highly motivating contracted braille words.
On the basis of the clinical tryout of test items and the telephone interviews, the final test items were selected in contracted braille for the exploratory study.
For two competencies related to writing passages of more than 150 words in contracted braille on the Perkins brailler, the practitioners identified a higher level of accuracy (0-1 error) than did the instructors (2-3 errors).
As with the differences in accuracy noted in the writing domain, the practitioners suggested a higher level of accuracy on the one item: proofreading passages written at the high school level in contracted braille.
As a result, the research team of the Alphabetic and Contracted Braille Study (ABC Braille Study) wanted to examine how parents' attitudes and perceptions related to braille literacy might influence students' success in learning to read and write braille.
When we analyzed the data by race/ethnicity, we found that 11 of the 16 participants who said that they read braille were Caucasian (see Table 3), 6 of whom stated that they knew the alphabet and some contractions, and 3 of whom stated that they knew contracted braille.
Hand movements and braille reading efficiency: Data from the Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study.
The Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study (hereafter the ABC Braille Study) examined the early introduction of braille contractions with young braille readers.
The project was originally conceived as a longitudinal research study to compare the reading outcomes of students whose teachers taught them to read using one of two methods: uncontracted braille or contracted braille.
Table 2 Sample sentence tokens with common openings followed by keywords (italicized) and rendered in contracted braille.