ERIC Number: ED094534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
European Braille Conference. Papers and Recommendations.
Norwegian Blind Organization, Oslo.
Presented are seven papers given at a 1973 conference on European braille by the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind. Arne Husveg sees braille as a continuing indispensable aid and recommends legislation giving the blind the right to free instruction and materials. The use of special braille systems of mathematical, physical, and chemical notation are considered by Dr. R. Nikolussi who notes the lack of a uniform international technical braille notation. J. Vinding examines modern methods and transcribing and printing braille such as computerized reading of inkprint, translating into braille symbols, and printing. Possibilities for international cooperation discussed by A. Ammannato are the establishment of an European center for the manufacture and sale of braille paper and the free distribution of braille materials among nations. D. Bell focuses on the importance of providing special periodicals in braille and on tape. An international survey on the blind person as reader, listener, and buyer of literature is reported by D. Spychalski. Recommendations from the conference center on: the continuing importance of braille; the importance of special notation, signs, and systems in braille; transcription and printing; the need for cooperation in production; the need for more periodicals for the blind; and the need for improved international lending arrangements. Additionally recommended by the conference is a World Braille Year in 1975 to further the use of braille. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Norwegian Blind Organization, Oslo.