[Mm-friends] UEB Presentation

jose cruz josecruz at panix.com
Tue Feb 17 03:10:17 EST 2015


Hi! I agree! All should resist!

Jose



> ----- Original Message -----
>From: John Diakogeorgiou via Mm-friends <mm-friends at acbradio.org
>To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>, Rob <rmlambert1987 at gmail.com
>Date sent: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:21:18 +0000
>Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] UEB Presentation

>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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