International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons

ICCHP 2014: Computers Helping People with Special Needs pp 533-536 | Cite as

Towards the 8-Dot Nemeth Braille Code

  • Aineias Martos
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
  • Vassilis Argyropoulos
  • Despina Deligiorgi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)

Abstract

In this work, a language-independent design methodology for the systematic development of an 8-dot braille code, has been applied to the Nemeth code. First, we set the design principles: compression, intra-similarity, inter-similarity, unambiguity, consistency and foresight. Then, we follow the Nemeth principles: non enclosure, just in time information, be true to the print, good mnemonics and continuous notation. Finally, we introduce 24 transition rules from 6- to 8-dot Nemeth code. Indicative results of the methodology are also presented.

Keywords

Braille 8-Dot Braille Nemeth Code Assistive Technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aineias Martos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
    • 1
  • Vassilis Argyropoulos
    • 2
  • Despina Deligiorgi
    • 1
  1. 1.Speech and Accessibility Lab.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Special EducationUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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