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.


TEACHING AND REFERENCE MANUALS

LITERARY

Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, 4th Edition, 2000
By Constance Risjord, John Wilkinson, edited by Mary Lou Stark

Instruction manual for correspondence and classroom students of braille transcription. Produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Loose leaf, three-hole punched. Comes with Drill Book Supplement in braille. Teachers may also request the Exercises Supplement in braille.

Free of charge to teachers of transcribers, students enrolled in the NLS course, and certified transcribers and proofreaders:

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

Online Instruction Using the NLS Manual

Contact Linda Horton at LindaHorto@cs.com This program is sponsored by National Braille Association, Inc. (NBA)

New Programmed Instruction in Braille—2nd edition
By Ashcroft, Henderson, Sanford & Koenig, 1994

A course of study in literary braille for sighted persons. Used for many years in university programs. Includes a chapter introducing Nemeth Code.

Not for transcribers—does not include an in-depth study of italics, foreign words, abbreviations and symbols, or formatting instructions.

An Instructor’s Manual is available which contains additional practice materials as well as suggestions for organizing, teaching, and enriching the course.

To purchase:
SCALARS Publishing
PO Box 382834
Germantown TN 38183-2834
1-901-737-0001
www.scalarspublishing.com

TEXTBOOK

Quick Reference Manual, to accompany Braille Formats: …, 1997
By Sally Hering, Sandra Rowley and Joan Yehl

More than 100 print and simulated braille examples with clearly written commentary for each example.

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

NBA Braille Formats Course
By Jean Simpson and Mary Ann Damm, edited by Constance Risjord

A self-study course which succinctly presents the standardized formats required for the transcription of educational materials. Available September 2003.

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

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

NBA Interim Manual for Foreign Language Braille Transcribing
by Barbara Tate

Useful while waiting for the BANA Foreign Language Code.

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

MATHEMATICS

An Introduction to Braille Mathematics, 1978

The manual for learning the Nemeth Code.

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

Learning the Nemeth Braille Code, 1987

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