- #: 100347
- Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Books
- Updated: 2009-03-27
- Current Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Roger Lichfield
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
- © 2009
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The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. Braille was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a Frenchman. Each Braille character or cell is made up of six dot positions, arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. A dot may be raised at any of the six positions to form sixty-four (26) permutations, including the arrangement in which no dots are raised. For reference purposes, a particular permutation may be described by naming the positions where dots are raised, the positions being universally numbered 1 to 3, from top to bottom, on the left, and 4 to 6, from top to bottom, on the right. For example, dots 1-3-4 would describe a cell with three dots raised, at the top and bottom in the left column and on top of the right column, i.e., the letter m. The lines of horizontal Braille text are separated by a space, much like visible printed text, so that the dots of one line can be differentiated from the Braille text above and below. Punctuation is represented by its own unique set of characters.
The Braille system was based on a method of communication originally developed by Charles Barbier in response to Napoleon's demand for a code that soldiers could use to communicate silently and without light at night called night writing. Barbier's system was too complex for soldiers to learn, and was rejected by the military. In 1821 he visited the National Institute for the Blind in Paris, France, where he met Louis Braille. Braille identified the major failing of the code, which was that the human finger could not encompass the whole symbol without moving, and so could not move rapidly from one symbol to another. His modification was to use a 6 dot cell — the Braille system — which revolutionized written communication for the blind.
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Good start. Feels incomplete.
It took me about 10 minutes to run through the alphabet and I am dissapointed there is no "flash card" quiz mode at the end. Also having the ability to have a translator where the 6 dots can be toggled on/off to find a meaning for a single set of dots. Also are the dots on the startup splash screen gibberish? With your app as my only teacher they spell "ebrabllebr". What the heck is that? I've paid .99 for apps that did a quite a bit more. I could have just went to wikipedia (for free)for what you've offered. Please consider offering an update. Sincerely...
Nice, but you really need to add Grade 2 Braille. Also, it needs to have the ability to look through the Braille codes to find the English.
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