I had always done my work in braille or in my head.
The facts about the braille examinations are as follows:
I use playing cards marked in the upper right-hand corner with braille symbols which indicate the value of the card.
I explained that Uncle Frank was old, and couldn't learn braille easily.
However, the braille worked well enough in the languages; but when it came to Geometry and Algebra, it was different.
Her good friend, Mr. William Wade, had a complete braille copy made for her from the magazine proofs.
The braille worked well enough in the languages, but when it came to geometry and algebra, difficulties arose.
Why, you yourself seem to think that I taught you American braille, when you do not know a single letter in the system!
As she had now learned to express her ideas on paper, I next taught her the braille system.
You could not read Braille; for it is written in dots, not at all like ordinary letters.
The most convenient print for the blind is braille, which has several variations, too many, indeed--English, American, New York Point.
Most educated blind people know several, but it would save trouble if, as Miss Keller suggests, English braille were universally adopted.
I will write Uncle Frank braille letter.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
She sat running her finger over the braille manuscript, stopping now and then to refer to the braille notes on which she had indicated her corrections, all the time reading aloud to verify the manuscript.
Two days before the examinations, Mr. Vining sent me a braille copy of one of the old Harvard papers in algebra.
TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Cambridge, February 2, 1901. ...By the way, have you any specimens of English braille especially printed for those who have lost their sight late in life or have fingers hardened by long toil, so that their touch is less sensitive than that of other blind people?
In rewriting the story, Miss Keller made corrections on separate pages on her braille machine.
Miss Keller has a braille writer on which she keeps notes and writes letters to her blind friends.
Braille is especially useful in making single manuscript copies of books.
I gave her my braille slate to play with, thinking that the mechanical pricking of holes in the paper would amuse her and rest her mind.
When she saw the braille slate and paper, she said, "I will write many letters, and I will thank Santa Claus very much."
For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.
I do not write on a Braille tablet, as you suppose, but on a grooved board like the piece which I enclose.
Words and images came tripping to my finger ends, and as I thought out sentence after sentence, I wrote them on my braille slate.