[Mm-friends] UEB Presentation

John Diakogeorgiou jdiakoge2584 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 18:21:00 EST 2015


Rob: I think that I answered you in a different thread. However, I
feel that the new code is a step backwards.

On 2/15/15, Rob via Mm-friends <mm-friends at acbradio.org> wrote:
> I havent seen the presentation yet (been busy with personal projects) but i
> wanted to chime in here. I have used UEB and find it to have a learning
> curve. I personally prefer grade 2. That said, if we were to resist UEB,
> when other english speaking countries have already adopted it, would that
> not cause more divide? Think of it like this. We live in a connected world.
> Not everyone who speaks English uses grade 2, and it seems to me like future
> generations would have to learn grades 1, 2, and UEB. I know our displays
> allow for on the fly translation, but what if we wanted to emboss something
> to send to a friend? I should note that i am a globalist , humanist, and
> progressive. Thoughts?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Feb 15, 2015, at 2:26 PM, jose cruz via Mm-friends
>> <mm-friends at acbradio.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hello! I agree! Let us form an organization to bring some sense and reason
>> to the situation and to go back to Grade II U.S.
>>
>> Jose
>>
>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Mary Emerson via Mm-friends <mm-friends at acbradio.org
>>> To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org
>>> Date sent: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:00:35 +0000
>>> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] UEB Presentation
>>
>>> Chris and list,
>>
>>> Thanks for speaking up. At least I'm not the only one who isn't
>> in favor
>>> of UEB. One thing I particularly find annoying is two-celled
>> signs for
>>> computer Braille. I continue to use the old U.S. computer Braille
>> code,
>>> one cell per computer symbol. It's my default code for the
>> display
>>> that's hooked up to my PC. Having worked both as a programmer and
>>> technical writer, I needed to be sure certain characters were
>> lined up
>>> precisely, especially when I wrote code that was structured and
>> had five
>>> or six routines inside each other. It was much easier for both my
>>> sighted colleagues and me to read if each little routine was
>> indented
>>> three spaces inside the previous one, and it never would have
>> been as
>>> easy to code if I would have had to consider two-celled symbols.
>> So, as
>>> usual, the old single-cell-per-symbol computer code is still a
>> winner
>>> for me.
>>
>>> Mary
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