As preparation for the adoption of Unified English Braille continues, more resources are appearing to help people learn the new format. The new Braille Spelling Dictionary by Gregory Hurray includes 1,400 elementary level words in print, uncontracted braille, and contracted UEB braille all on the same page. it's a great tool for new braille users or those needing an introduction to UEB. It's available now for $15 from National Braille Press.Source: National Braille Press
You'll need a punctuation dictionary more than a spelling dictionary for UEB. The contractions have only changed a little, where as every punctuation aside from the absolute basics have completely changed and are unrecognizable. Many of them now take up two cells instead of one. I see the logic behind UEB, however it now takes up more space than ever and space has always been a problem for Braille. I can't help thinking the new code was designed without the input of actual English Braille users.
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