RESOURCES FOR BRAILLE TRANSCRIBERS AND TEACHERS

Below is a list of references and resources that Wisconsin Braille Inc. has put together. If you have additional items you think would be useful, please contact Sandy Adams. Please see our Links page for more information and easy access to other web sites.


OFFICIAL CODE BOOKS

Developed under the sponsorship of BANA (Braille Authority of North America)

LITERARY

English Braille American Edition 1994

Official code for literary braille transcription. Available free of charge to transcribers certified by the Library of Congress and registered students of the transcribing course who are citizens of the U.S.

Eighty three-hole punched pages, with dividers and binder. Available in print and braille.

To order free of charge:
National Library Service
Braille Development Section
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington DC 20542
1-800-424-8567

To purchase:
American Printing House for the Blind
PO Box 6089
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839
www.aph.org

TEXTBOOK

Braille Formats: Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 1997

Official standards for textbook transcription. Loose leaf, three-hole punched. In three volumes: Rules, Braille Examples, Print Examples

To purchase:
American Printing House for the Blind
PO Box 6089
Louisville KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839
www.aph.org

MATHEMATICS

The Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, 1972 Revision

Official standards for transcribing mathematics and science.

Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation Addendum 1 (1991), Ancient Numeration Systems

Braille Code for Chemical Notation, 1998

To purchase:
American Printing House for the Blind
PO Box 6089
Louisville KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839
www.aph.org

Guidelines for Mathematical Diagrams, 1983, including Number Lines Addendum (1990)

Useful for other tactile graphics, as well.

To purchase:
National Braille Association, Inc.
3 Townline Circle
Rochester NY 14623-2513
1-800-244-5797
1-716-427-8260
Fax: 716-427-0263
www.nationalbraille.org

COMPUTER BRAILLE

Code for Computer Braille Notation

Essential for braillists when transcribing e-mail addresses, web addresses, or computer screen conversations so common in current novels. Also helpful for learning ASCII proofreading programs.

To order free of charge:
National Library Service
Braille Development Section
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington DC 20542
1-800-424-8567

To purchase:
American Printing House for the Blind
PO Box 6089
Louisville KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839
www.aph.org

MUSIC

Music Braille Code, 1997

To purchase:
American Printing House for the Blind
PO Box 6089
Louisville KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839
www.aph.org

Multimedia CD-ROM Edition:
Opus Technologies
13333 Thunderhead Street
San Diego, CA 92129-2329
1-858-538-9401
www.opustec.com