|27 September 2003 ... Learn about Braille|
This is what I do at my day job (ADA sign production):
That's a typical sign. The spec sheet would say something along the lines of: Steel tactile sign to be applied to back-painted acrylic. Tactile is 4x8 inches with a 1/4 inch reveal (the back plate is 4.53x8.53 inches) and 3/8 inch radius corners. Copy is Helvetica Medium, Upper Case, 3/4 inch, centered with grade 2 braille. The back plate, tactile plate and copy are to be painted such-and-such colors.
Anyway. See those little dots on my sign? That's grade 2 braille. I can proof read it with ease, but I don't read braille very well...
My Significant Other came home the other day wearing a shirt with braille on it. At first glance, I thought it was fake braille. Reading it as typical grade 2 braille, the letters came out as gibberish. It took me a while to figure out that the letters were actually grade 1 braille squished together.
humph. It looks like braille, but I'm sure it's quite unreadable to a blind person. As SO pointed out, blind people can't read it anyway since the dots aren't raised. It's just a shirt. heh.
So anyway. Braille interests me. :)
Each letter in braille is composed of six potiential dots : is the braille letter for "=" which has all the dots on.