[Athen] braille as a foreign language

Stores, Mary A. mstores at indiana.edu
Thu Mar 27 06:56:29 PDT 2014


I do not believe, as a braille reader who has studied foreign languages, that braille is a foreign language. I had to learn a character set that is slightly different from English braille when I studied Spanish. Also, I believe that Braille is just a method used to convey the language and its structure. ASL has its own grammatical structure and gestures are used to convey that language.


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Robert Beach
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network (athen-list at u.washington.edu)
Subject: [Athen] braille as a foreign language

Hi all,

I've been asked if colleges accept braille as a foreign language requirement. I wouldn't think so, but thought I'd run it by others before responding to the question. I don't see braille as a different language such as ASL, but I could be wrong.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

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