Activity 7 – Practical Writing
Alternate senses contributing to this activity are: touch & hearing
Assistive procedures helpful for maintaining this activity are:
- Using Braille.
- Using high technology devices or software.
- Using low vision materials and non-optical devices or equipment.
We will begin with:
Braille is a system of digital writing incorporating patterns of six raised dots that represent characters. It is a highly useful method of nonvisual written communication that should be learned, at least on a basic level, by all low vision people. Braille may be produced in several ways.
Using high technology devices or software
Produce Braille with:
- A Braille embosser attached to a computer.
- A refreshable Braille display.
- An accessible computer-based word processor.
- An accessible personal digital assistant, or PDA.
You can let a computer do your writing for you with dictation software.
Using low vision materials and non-optical devices or equipment
- With a slate and stylus to create each dot from the back of the page.
- By writing in mirror image by hand.
- With a Braille typewriter or Perkins Brailler.
Write by hand using paper embossed with raised lines.
Learn to touch type.
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