This is an image of the braille alphabet in simulated braille as written in grade 2


Assignment 5: Strong Wordsigns for child, shall, this, which, out, still
Strong Groupsigns for ch, sh, th, wh, ou, st
Ordinal Numbers

What a mouthful! Assignment 5 is now full of it with wordsigns and groupsigns. Back in the day, there was no such things as strong vs weak. All of the teaching here isn't anything new for the most part from EBAE to UEB. The only difference between EBAE and UEB in this course lesson will be discussed with ordinal numbers such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and the like. The difference is that there are to be no contractions used in the above words that have the ordinal designation such as 1st. For a code that is supposed to save space it doesn't save space, it gains two cells not saving a single one. Can someone tell me how this conserves space?

On November 26, 2018: I got my only report back on this massive 43 item assignment which I passed. There was only one error where I should have used one groupsign instead of not using it. The word was threshold where UEB indicates you should use contractions for a word like this.

While we were not taught sylabicated vs non-sylabicated during braille training, you'll become familiar with the term later on. In words like threshold, we were taught that the sound was more important, so no contractions are to be used. Its no longer the case!

No demos will be accompanying this assignment. If done correctly, you will be on your 4th page. In my file, I left two blank lines after my address, but the assignment should be somewhere on the 4th page. For a difficult assignment as that, I'm impressed that I passed the first time. As a braille reader, you'd think that this would be difficult since we're needing to learn braille all over again.

This completes the write up on assignment 5. Remember that B2K will be your friend as you traverse the course, and since there are more contractions here, Jaws will have a hard time with this because of the ascii value of these types of contractions. If you've used NVDA with the talking edition, congradulations! You've probably had a leg up.