[Athen] braille as a foreign language

Teresa Haven Teresa.Haven at nau.edu
Thu Mar 27 06:57:04 PDT 2014

Hi, all. Braille is a writing system, not a language unto itself. There are different Braille codes for different languages, just as different languages might be written in different scripts, but "Braille" is not a language any more than "the alphabet" is a language.


Teresa Haven
Accessibility Analyst
Northern Arizona University

On Mar 27, 2014, at 6:42 AM, "Robert Beach" <rbeach at KCKCC.EDU<mailto:rbeach at KCKCC.EDU>> wrote:

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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