of this site is to interest volunteers in helping to make automatic generation of
DotlessBraille™ a reality as well as to develop implementations of other tools consistent
with the Dotless Braille philosophy. If you are interested, please watch for the highlighted areas.
Note that the ideas on this site are not copyrighted and you may work with them any way that you wish. It is not necessary for you to coordinate your efforts with Dotless Braille but we would be glad to include any ideas or links consistent with our philosophy.
You can read about why I set up this site or a bit about my background. I will be glad to answer any questions. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities! Links to most of the opportunities are given below.
- Send feedback.
- Learn about Dotless Braille and, if you think it is a good idea, become an advocate.
- A DotlessBraille™ display will require some new fonts to address the problem that one braille cell can correspond to several print characters. New symbols are also needed. Go to overview.
Go to examples.
- A print display that encapsulates the context-dependent semantics of a braille cell in a single print character will require that braille transcription applications generate their output as S-Braille ASCII rather than standard Braille ASCII. Address this. Go to details.
- Check out the variety of interesting technical problems associated with transcribing print to braille. Go to details.
- Consider whether fuzzy logic or artificial intelligence could be of help in certain areas. Go to details.
- Think about the issues involved for sighted persons to proofread braille transcriptions. Go to details.
- We believe that if braille transcriptions of textbooks were displayed properly in print that—with appropriate training—sighted college students could proofread these texts in the course of their normal studies. If you agree, advocate for this. Go to details.
- Design and set up a computer font based on one or more versions of Kobigraphs. Go to details.
- Consider the implications of and methodology necessary to allow braille readers to use their own choice of contractions. Go to details.
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