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RE: General comment

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 09:32:06 -0400
To: <Wilsonc@hj.com>, "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, <schwer@us.ibm.com>, "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
While I was at the ATIA conference, I asked several groups, including the
National Council of the Blind, about this issue.  The general trend now is
to capitalize Braille.  This has not always been true, but is now an
accepted form, in honor of Louis Braille.  Either approach is OK, but the
capitalized version is now the preferred.

Denis Anson, MS, OTR
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Wilson Craig
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 1:21 PM
To: 'Jon Gunderson'; schwer@us.ibm.com; 'Ian Jacobs'
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment

We have struggled with this issue in the past. Webster's Ninth Collegiate
Dictionary states that it may be used either way.


Wilson Craig
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Henter-Joyce, Inc.
11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Jon Gunderson
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:45 AM
To: schwer@us.ibm.com; Ian Jacobs
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: Re: General comment

I have check other books that refer to braille and it uses a non
capitalized version of braille.

At 11:14 AM 10/6/99 -0500, schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
>I don't believe that is accurate. This should be checked.
>Rich Schwerdtfeger
>Lead Architect, IBM Special Needs Systems
>EMail/web: schwer@us.ibm.com http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/rich.htm
>"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
>I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.",
>Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> on 10/06/99 11:12:18 AM
>To:   Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
>cc:   j@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject:  Re: General comment
>schwer@us.ibm.com wrote:
>> As a general comment, Braille needs to be capitalized throughout both the
>> guidelines and techniques document.
>Wendy Chisholm tells me that "Braille" should only be capitalized when
>used as the name of Mr. Braille. It appears as "braille" in the WCAG
>UAGL for that reason.
> _ Ian
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel/Fax:                     +1 212 684-1814
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