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February 05, 2020 Wednesday 11:26:18 AM IST

Easier way to make Braille text books

Teacher Insights

A new and easier method of creating Braille textbooks in Science and Mathematics has been devised by researchers at the Towson University in Maryland. The new technique was developed in collaboration iwth American Institute of Mathematics. Braille was added as an output format in a system called PreTeXt developed by Rob Beezer, a Maths professor at the University of Puget Sound in Washington. Math forumulas are represented using the Nemeth Braille Code. Math formulas are represented using the Nemeth Braille Code, initially developed by the blind mathematician Abraham Nemeth in the 1950s. The Nemeth Braille in this project is produced by MathJax, a standard package for displaying math formulas on web pages. The group has begun discussions with professional organizations to incorporate Braille output into the production system for their publications.


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