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Nemeth Tutorial from APH

Nemeth Tutorial

What is Nemeth Code?

Nemeth Code is the standard code of braille notation used for math and science.  It was developed by Dr. Abraham Nemeth in 1946, and was adopted by BANA (Braille Authority of North America) in 1952 as the standard code to represent mathematic and scientific notation, using the 6-dot braille cell.


How Can I Learn Nemeth Code?

The Nemeth Tutorial is a project with American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Northern Illinois University and is currently in Beta testing.  It is designed to teach students and teachers how to use the Nemeth code for all levels of mathematics, from introductory to advanced topics. Because the tutorial is still in Beta, some of the lessons are incomplete and the exercises have not yet been tested with a screen reader. 

The 11 chapters are organized by grade level, from 1st to 8th grade, and then by content area for algebra, geometry and advanced mathematics.


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Posted by sarah h

Posted on September 25, 2014
Updated on: February 8, 2018

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sarah h commented on July 28, 2017

working with visually impaired 6 year old, want to learn nemeth