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Glossary Of Terms | Braille Plus Salem Oregon: Audio, Braille Transcription, Large Print, Braille Consulting

XML

One of three major Mark Up Languages used to indicate how text is to be displayed on the screen or printed in hard copy. The other two Mark Up Languages are HTML and SGML. Some of the Braille Translation Software programs can import, understand and apply the mark up language to the formatting of braille.

Word Processor File

This term refers to electronic files that are generated or exported into one of the common word processor formats – MS Word, WordPerfect, etc.

White Cane

The Long White Cane was invented in the United States in 1930 by George A. Bonham. Its distinctive white length with a red band around the bottom is internationally recognized as a sign that the person using it is blind.

Web Braille

Electronic files are available to eligible individuals by download from the Internet. Thousands of titles can be accessed free of charge.

Visually Impaired Demographics

Demographics are the physical characteristics of a population such as age, sex, marital status, family size, education, geographic location, and occupation. The demographics for the visually impaired population are changing rapidly. On a world-wide basis, many eye diseases once causing much blindness are now growing less prevalent with the introduction of advanced medical care in [...]

Visually Impaired

The definition for most legal purposes in the United State is 20/200 vision with correction in the best eye, or field of vision less than 20 degrees.

Visually Impaired

The definition for most legal purposes in the United State is 20/200 vision with correction in the best eye, or field of vision less than 20 degrees.

Visually Handicapped

The definition for most legal purposes in the United State is 20/200 vision with correction in the best eye, or field of vision less than 20 degrees.

Visual Impairment

Visual impairment happens when one or more parts of the eyes or the parts of the brain needed to process the images sent from the eyes are damaged. This prevents a person from seeing properly. The terms “blind”, “blindness” or “Legally Blind” may also be used when you hear people talk about visual impairment. The [...]

Visual Disability

The definition for most legal purposes in the United State is 20/200 vision with correction in the best eye, or field of vision less than 20 degrees.