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Braille Materials (Nemeth)

Like literary Braille, Nemeth Braille Code uses a tactile medium to express technical symbols frequently used in math and science for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Nemeth Braille textbooks and other course materials are arranged through the services for students with disabilities offices in collaboration with faculty. Converting text materials to Nemeth Braille requires specialized skills and considerable time requirements. Converting materials to Nemeth Braille requires significant advance notice. Any materials not provided with sufficient advance notice will need to be made accessible through other methods (e.g. vocalized text for an exam) unless a college or university has the ability to produce Nemeth Braille materials on short notice.

Responsibilities


Student

Whenever possible, the student should contact the services for students with disabilities office as soon as they know that they will be taking a course that will require Nemeth Braille materials.

Faculty

Faculty are responsible for providing class materials needing to be converted to Nemeth Braille to the services for students with disabilities office as soon as they are requested, preferably the semester before the student will take the course.

Administration

The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for coordinating with the faculty to convert materials to Nemeth Braille.

Resources

Related Functional Characteristics

Low Vision : Nemeth Braille materials allow visually impaired students who know Nemeth Braille to read mathematical symbols.

Blindness : Nemeth Braille materials allow students who are blind and know Nemeth Braille to read mathematical symbols.

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