What is the at sign in computer braille?

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I'm wondering what the at sign is in computer braille. Any help would be greatly appresiated. Thanks.



Submitted by Ben Swiggett on Thursday, December 15, 2016


I think it is dots 7 and 4. JUST hit dot 7 and 4 at the same time. I hope that helps.

Submitted by jay on Thursday, December 15, 2016

Yes, and worked, but my next question is what about a capital letters? Are their any cheat sheets I would be able to look at online? I feel like I should know all of this stuff because I learned braille in school, but I'm a little rusty, and I'm sorry about that. Lol.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Thursday, December 15, 2016

It's ok. I learned nemeth braille in school, & I don't use it because it's a MAJOR PITA.! But as a result, I'm rusty so anytime I have to enter nemeth, my brain cells squeak from rust. lol

But, if that doesn't work, do a capital U, then dot 4.

Capital letters are the same. Say you wanted to do a capital b. For that, and any other letter press space with u, then the letter. If you want caps lock, press space with u 2 times, then type. Then once you're done just press space with u again once.

I started to learn braille at 6 months old, & I use it for EVERYTHING! I can't wait to get a braille display to go with my ipad mini 4, because I miss braille! With that, I feel like I comprehend more when I read whether it's a book oh a worksheet. And braille is one of those skills that if you don't use it, YOU WILL lose it!

Hope this helps & good luck!

Submitted by Ben Swiggett on Thursday, December 15, 2016


You can use dot 7 with any letter to capitilize it.

Submitted by UndergroundRiver on Friday, December 16, 2016

I use computer braille all day every day, here's a list of stuff.
capitals add dot 7 to any letter
numbers lower letters down:
1 dot 2
2 dots 23
3 dots 25
4 dots 256
5 dots 26
6 dots 235
7 dots 2356
8 dots 236
9 dots 35
0 dots 356
exclamation mark is dots 2346
at sign is dots 47
number hash is dots 3456
dollar sign is dots 1246
percent sign dots 146
and sign is dots 12346
star asterisk is dots 16
left round parenthesis is dots 12356
right round parenthesis is dots 23456
hyphen dash is dots 36
equals sign is 123456
plus sign is 346
underscore underline is 4567
backslash is 12567
vertical bar is 1256
left square bracket is 2467
right square bracket is 124567
left curly brace is 246
right curly brace is 12456
semicolon is 56
colon is 156
apostrophe is dot 3
quote is dot 5
comma is dot 6
period full stop is 46
left angle bracket less than is 126
right angle bracket greather tahn 345
forward slash is 34
question mark is 1456
grave accent mark is dot 4
tilde is dots 45
carat (not sure of spelling) is 457
I hope I got them all and didn't make any mistakes!
The funny thing is when I try to type the dots numbers, it's hard cuz I just "see" the shape in my head and don't really "know" the dot numbers. I know them, but I don't think ok, I need dot 1 for an a, I just feel the pattern of an a and braille it.
Same for printed letters I am sure, do you really think of a capital L as a straight vertical line and then a shorter horizontal line at the bottom? Probably not, you just see it in your head and write it.
What I find hardest in computer braille are remembering the symbols for accented letters. How on earth to people remember those? They don't look like an e with a slash for e accute, but like some symbol. I wish Apple would let people redefine braille codes like you can with JAWS braille tables.
(If you want that, it's a .jbt file in your JAWS folder.)
My other pet peeve in braille is emoji.
Speech gives descriptions, and braille question marks.
Why can't Apple make an action we can press to have the speech description for it shown in braille?
I am Deaf and don't hear the speech well.
Hope this helps a bit.