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Braille is a system of tactual dots arranged in a cell that is three dots high and two dots wide. The shadow dots are not seen in braille writing but the shadows are shown here in the cell for the necessity of position.

brlcellReferred to as a "cell." The six dots in the cell are referred to as:
"dot 1" • • "dot 4"
"dot 2" • • "dot 5"
"dot 3" • • "dot 6"

 1   2   3   4   5  6   7   8   9   0
 a   b   c   d   e  f   g   h   i   j

 k   l   m   n  o   p   q   r   s   t

 u   v   w   x   y  z    #-number sign


Charlotte W. Ovard Braille Rules & Charts

Burns, Mary F., (1991).The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary
ISBN 0-89128-232-7

American Foundation for the Blind
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
FAX: (800)232-5463

Additional information on braille resources can be obtained from the American Foundation for the Blind.