Appendix A
Changes and Amendments

Changes from Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011 to Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016.

This listing is of the most significant changes to this revision and does not include sections where things were changed to use UEB symbols rather than EBAE symbols. The section headings listed below are those that appeared in the 2011 version; the section numbers refer to those in the 2016 revision.

Section 1:    Basic Principles and General Formats

Transcriber's Notes for technical guidelines that are used (e.g., Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics and Music Braille Code)
Formatting for magazines or newsletters
Preliminary volumes
Supplemental volumes
Break in context
Page change indicators for pages with no print numbers
Clarified wording regarding uncaptioned illustrations that take up a whole print page
Repeated or omitted braille page numbers
Foreign material in English context

Section 2:    Transcriber-Generated Pages and Front Matter

Grade levels
Printing history (requirement for printing history statement was removed)
Code used is to be placed on the title page
Special Symbols page should be in braille order
Volume indicators and brief contents
Table of contents begin on a new page
Added words are enclosed in transcriber's note indicators

Section 3:    Transcriber's Notes

No content changes

Section 4:    Headings

Fully capitalized paragraph headings

Section 5:    Font Attributes

This section was completely rewritten. Follow print for emphasis used and use UEB typeform indicators.

Section 6:    Illustrative Materials

Use an underscore to represent blanks
Use three dot 5s to represent missing data

Section 7:    Boxed Material

Colored boxes

Section 8:    Lists

No content changes

Section 9:    Displayed Material, Attributions, and Source Information

Source citations and permission to copy
Use the script typeforms to indicate handwriting

Section 10:  Exercise Material

No content changes

Section 11:  Tables and Related Columns

Source citations to tables
Use guide dots to indicate blank space in tables
Numeric passage indicator and tables
Keys may not correspond to shortform words or contractions
Use guide dots to indicate blank space in tables
Listed format requires a transcriber's note
Linear format does not require a period at the end of the row

Section 12:  Sidebars

No content changes

Section 13:  Poetry and Song Lyrics

Permission-to-copy notice

Section 14:  Plays, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels

Follow print for capitalization on speaker names
Retain print emphasis on speaker names
Retain only capitals if both capitals and emphasis are used on speaker names
Follow print for punctuation after speaker names; do not add punctuation not found in print
Speaker names with no print distinction
Stage directions and cues between lines of dialogue
      Additional paragraphs in stage directions
Stage directions
Frame numbers are enclosed in transcriber's note indicators
Graphic novels

Section 15:  Line-Numbered and Line-Lettered Text

Emphasized rhyme scheme letters

Section 16:  Notes (Entire section)

Follow print for reference indicators
Emphasis as a reference mark (line numbers are no longer required to be part of the reference indicator)
Unmarked reference notes
Gloss notes in foreign language materials
Marginal labels

Section 17:  Spellers

Marked words in a list
Word lists in foreign language materials
Syllabified words

Section 18:  Grammar

Follow print; contractions may be used
Use UEB transcriber-defined typeform indicators for print emphasis

Section 19:  Codes and Puzzles

Grade 1 passage indicator and puzzle codes
Morse code
Word puzzles and the grade 1 passage indicator
Puzzles and line mode


This section was removed

Section 20:  Pronunciation

Follow print for emphasis in diacritics
Follow print for free-standing diacritic symbols
Syllabification and pronunciation
Use the dot locator for "mention" on symbols in a list
Use contractions in example words

Section 21:  Alphabetic References

Superscripts of entry words
Alphabetic references in foreign language materials

Section 22:  Bibliographies

Use the long dash to represent a 3-em dash
Bibliographies in foreign language materials