Main Menu

you are here:

Braille Usage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 12 December 2011 15:13

Sighted people normally associate blind persons with braille.  Some are good at braille and some are not so good.  If you were born blind, braille seems to be easier.  If a blind person is hyper-vigilant with little patience, braille isn’t as easy.  Huffman learned Braille 1 & 2 at Hines well anyways.  He could read if he had the patience.  Huffman soon found out that braille wasn’t as useful to him, except for some things like marking items, playing cards, and organization.  Braille takes up a lot of space.  At one time, Huffman really intended to be a good braille reader.  He asked the VA if they could purchase a braille dictionary for him.  One braille dictionary turned out to be 76 large volumes.  It was a nightmare just to look up one word in the dictionary.  The dictionary did not turn out to be very useful.  Huffman’s most memorable moments with braille occurred when he was taking algebra.  He did not know the advanced contractions and symbols for long math equations.  He made up his own.  Today he doesn’t even know how he did it.  Huffman’s college career mainly involved tape recorders for notes, reading books on tape, and readers. The computer era began later.  Blind children, just like sighted children are now raised on computers.  Huffman still doesn’t have much use for braille except for playing cards. He can even score with a sighted cheater by allowing his fingers to do the walking.