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Braille Alphabet Card

Description

An explanation with embossed examples, this 8-3/8 inch by 3-1/2 inch card is printed on both sides using heavy stock paper.

Contents

The face of the card provides a brief explanation of the braille system with examples of the letters of the English alphabet and some additional braille notations.

Face of Braille Alphabet Card
     
Braille Alphabet
   a     b     c     d     e     f     g     h     i     j
  o -   o -   o o   o o   o -   o o   o o   o -   - o   - o
  - -   o -   - -   - o   - o   o -   o o   o o   o -   o o
  - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -
The six dots of the braille cell are arranged and numbered:
1 o o 4
2 o o 5
3 o o 6
   k     l     m     n     o     p     q     r     s     t
  o -   o -   o o   o o   o -   o o   o o   o -   - o   - o
  - -   o -   - -   - o   - o   o -   o o   o o   o -   o o
  o -   o -   o -   o -   o -   o -   o -   o -   o -   o -
The capital sign, dot 6, placed before a letter makes a capital letter.
1    4
2    5
3  o 6
  u     v      x     y     z     w    cap   nr.    .     ,
 o -   o -    o o   o o   o -   - o   - -   - o   - -   - -
 - -   o -    - -   - o   - o   o o   - -   - o   o o   o -
 o o   o o    o o   o o   o o   - o   - o   o o   - o   - -
The number sign, dots 3, 4, 5, 6, placed before the characters a through j, makes the numbers 1 through 0. For example, a preceded by the number sign is 1, b is 2, etc.
1    o 4
2    o 5
3 o  o 6
 
Back of Braille Alphabet Card
A free national library program administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides braille and recorded materials for blind and physically handicapped readers. Persons who are unable to read standard print material because of visual or physical impairment may borrow, free of charge, braille and recorded books and magazines on a wide variety of subjects for all age and reading levels. This service is provided through a network of cooperating libraries located in all part of the United States, its territories and possessions as to American citizens living abroad. For full information about the program and addresses of cooperating libraries contact:
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congres
Washington, DC 20542

 

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Posted on 2014-12-02