Volume 1 has special content requirements according to Braille Formats 2016. The following is a categorized list of material that belongs in volume 1.
The volume number along with print and braille page numbers will change with each volume. For example, the table of contents may be pages iv-xv for the volume, therefore i-iii are not included on the title page in any volume other than volume 1.
Second and Subsequent Title Page(s)
Information that will not fit on the title page, as well as additional information in the book’s front matter, goes on the second/subsequent title page(s).
- *Complete list of authors (or editors), with titles, degrees, affiliations, etc.,* is listed first.
- Including lists of consultants and reviewers is an agency decision.
- Transcriber/transcription overflow may be included on this page: tactile graphics specialist, proofreader, etc.
Special Symbols Page
No specific items in Volume 1 only on this page, although some symbols will differ from volume to volume.
Advertising copy in magazines and other leisure reading material is omitted in textbooks.
*Notice of this omission* is given in the first volume only.
Below are other front matter items that go in Volume 1 only. Each item in the front matter begins on a new braille page.
*Cover and Jacket Material*
Place material found on the front and/or back of the dust jacket, on the jacket flaps, or on the inside cover, in the first volume only of the braille edition. Include information not found within the text, e.g., lists of author’s works, author’s biography, a summary of the story, etc.
- Insert a transcriber’s note (7-5), within transcriber’s note indicators, to explain this format.
For example: The following material is from the back (front, inside) cover of the book.
- Reviews and accolades by other authors and/or the media are not included in textbooks but may be included in novels that are used in classrooms, also referred to as “trade” books, again, in the first volume only.
- Story summary: When a summary of the story has no print heading, start it on a new braille page and center the heading STORY SUMMARY enclosed in transcriber’s note indicators. Without a heading the braille reader might reasonably assume that it is the beginning of the story.
*Dedications and Acknowledgements*
Each begins on a new braille page in volume 1 only.
Follow print for headings, placement, format, and capitalization.
Table of Contents
A Brief Table of Contents comes before the full table of contents.
- The entire brief table of contents takes the place of the full table of contents in the first volume.
- In addition to the entire brief table of contents, the first volume includes, on a new braille page, the portion of the full table of contents that pertains to that volume.
- *The entire table of contents for the book is included in volume 1. Depending on the book, this may be either the brief table of contents or the full table of contents.*
- In volume 1 an identifier, Chapter or Lesson, is placed in cell 1 following a blank line after the front matter. When there is no front matter, the identifier is placed in cell 1 on the line following “Volume 1.”
Center the print contents heading. Follow this heading with a blank line.
Volume 1, enclosed in transcriber’s note indicators, is centered before the beginning of the table of contents in the first volume. It is not followed by a blank line.
First Volume Numbers and Divisions
Center “Volume 1” on the third line (fifth line, if a running head is used) in the first volume.
*Volume divisions* are indicated in the first volume’s table of contents only, when volume breaks are known. The volume division numbers are not indicated in the table of contents in any other volume other than the first volume.
Use “Following Volumes” when volume divisions are not known.
Transposed material is listed in the contents of volume 1 just as it appears in the print table of contents.
*Categorized Tables of Contents*
Lists of genres or subjects in a separate listing from the main table of contents are included in the first volume only.
Summary of “Volume 1 Only” Items
(enclosed in asterisks above)
- Second and Subsequent Title Page(s)
- Complete list of authors (or editors), with titles, degrees, affiliations, etc.
- Transcriber’s Notes
- Notice of omission of advertising copy
- Cover and Jacket Material
- Dedications and Acknowledgements
- Table of Contents
- The entire table of contents for the book is included in volume 1. Depending on the book, this may be either the brief table of contents or the full table of contents.
- Volume divisions
- Categorized Tables of Contents