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Re: braille courses

From:

Louise Lotz <[log in to unmask]>

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The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 1 Aug 2005 22:08:59 +0100

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Thanks - OK, maybe I should use it on a short document before trying the big disability handbook.  I have learnt the alphabet as someone suggested.  - I'll start with the library disability policy and see how that works. 
  
Bye for now... off to give it a try. 
  
Regards 
  
Louise 
  
	-----Original Message-----  
	From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list on behalf of kerry.walbridge  
	Sent: Sat 30/07/2005 10:11  
	To: [log in to unmask]  
	Cc:  
	Subject: Re: braille courses 
	 
	 
	Yes.  We use it on a daily basis at school. 
	  
	-----Original Message----- 
	From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Louise Lotz 
	Sent: 29 July 2005 13:00 
	To: [log in to unmask] 
	Subject: Re: braille courses 
	  
	So you think it works quite well overall? 
	  
	Regards 
	  
	Louise 
	  
		-----Original Message----- 
		From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of kerry.walbridge 
		Sent: 29 July 2005 12:20 
		To: [log in to unmask] 
		Subject: Re: braille courses 
		The only time it throws out “errors”, is when a contraction may have more than one meaning such as by and was 
		  
		-----Original Message----- 
		From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Louise Lotz 
		Sent: 29 July 2005 10:21 
		To: [log in to unmask] 
		Subject: Re: braille courses 
		  
		Hi - is it Kerry? 
		  
		I have heard a lot of people say that Duxbury is not 100 per cent reliable and sometimes throws out errors.  Therefore my plan is to Duxbury it and then ask someone who knows Braille well to proofread the product. 
		  
		Have you, or anyone else, had any feedback about this? 
		  
		Regards 
		  
		Louise  
			-----Original Message----- 
			From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of kerry.walbridge 
			Sent: 29 July 2005 10:16 
			To: [log in to unmask] 
			Subject: Re: braille courses 
			Hi Louise  I use Duxbury in the primary school that I work in and duxbury proof reads for you.  There should be a small yellow band at the bottom of the screen that translates braille to print and vice versa. 
				----- Original Message -----  
				From: Louise Lotz <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
				To: [log in to unmask]  
				Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:27 AM 
				Subject: Re: braille courses 
				  
				Thanks Paul. 
				  
				Regards 
				  
				Louise 
				  
					-----Original Message----- 
					From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Paul and Carolyn Tattam 
					Sent: 27 July 2005 19:35 
					To: [log in to unmask] 
					Subject: Re: braille courses 
					Go to the University of Birmingham website and then go to the VICTAR centre - there are various courses available.....if you give them a ring they will mail you an information brochure. 
					Paul 
					----- Original Message -----  
					From: Louise Lotz <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
					To: [log in to unmask]  
					Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:21 PM 
					Subject: Re: braille courses 
					  
					That sounds like a really interesting qualification.  Where can I find out more about it? 
					  
					Yes, I believe Grade 2 Braille takes longer to master.  That's why I thought I would try to find someone to proofread what Duxbury produces before I print it out.  I'll need these materials long before I'll have the skill to proofread them myself.  However, every bit helps!! 
					  
					Thanks 
					  
					Louise 
					  
					  
					   
					-----Original Message----- 
					From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Paul and Carolyn Tattam 
					Sent: 27 July 2005 12:45 
					To: [log in to unmask] 
					Subject: Re: braille courses 
					MQVI is the mandatory qualification in visual impairment - the course I am doing is a Diploma in Special Education with focus on MQVI. 
					  
					As regards learning Braille, Level 1 Braille (alphabet + common contractions/shortforms) is relatively easy to master. Grade 2 Braille has a large number of contractions and takes more time to master thoroughly. 
					  
					Regards 
					Paul 
					----- Original Message -----  
					From: Louise Lotz <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
					To: [log in to unmask]  
					Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:25 PM 
					Subject: Re: braille courses 
					  
					I've got all the Braille kit, that is Duxbury plus an Index Basic D embosser.  So now I want to learn some braille so that I can use it.  I have someone who might be able to do some proofreading for me.  Not sure as he is on holiday for a few weeks.  I'm trying to put our Uni's Disability Handbook into Braille. 
					  
					Regards 
					  
					Louise 
					  
					-----Original Message----- 
					From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Halfmoon Books 
					Sent: 27 July 2005 12:20 
					To: [log in to unmask] 
					Subject: Re: braille courses 
					  
					My RNIB course was about 500 euro, plus I had to by a Brailler on top of that. 
					CM 
					----- Original Message -----  
					From: Paul and Carolyn Tattam <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
					To: [log in to unmask]  
					Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:04 AM 
					Subject: braille courses 
					  
					....RNIB being more/less expensive?  
					  
					My use of BBC has been as part of an MQVI course - the books cost me 34 GBP but the back-up ( past papers, advice, taking the exam) is less easy to cost as it is included in the annual fees for the course. 
					PT 
					----- Original Message -----  
					From: Louise Lotz <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
					To: [log in to unmask]  
					Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:15 AM 
					Subject: Re: Is anybody there? 
					  
					Similar except for the pricing. 
					  
					LL 
					  
					-----Original Message----- 
					From: The Birmingham Braille Course mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Paul and Carolyn Tattam 
					Sent: 19 July 2005 09:46 
					To: [log in to unmask] 
					Subject: Re: Is anybody there? 
					Hi Celeste 
					Have just passed the Grade 2 Braille exam as per Birmingham Braille Course ((University of Birmingham VICTAR centre)...I think the two must be very similar.  
					Glad to help with any advice needed.... 
					Paul Tattam 
					----- Original Message -----  
					From: Halfmoon Books <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   
					To: [log in to unmask]  
					Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:20 PM 
					Subject: Re: Is anybody there? 
					  
					  
					  
					Is anybody out there doing the Grade Two Braille correspondence course sent out by the RNIB in Birmingham? It's a two year course with tutoring by email, post and phone.  
					  
					I am finding it quite challenging and wondered if anybody else is doing it/has done it and how they found it to be? And how different how different is it to the online Birmingham Braille course that some of you are talking about? 
					  
					-Celeste McGrath 
					 
					 
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