- 7 more chapters are added including Strong Contractions, Strong Wordsigns, Strong Groupsigns, Lower Groupsigns, Lower Wordsigns, Initial Letter Contractions and Final Letter Groupsigns.
- the Shortform Words chapter is corrected and updated with the usage of contractions and groupsigns.
- more questions are added in 9 chapters and now the questions are randomized.
- 59 levels and 29 challenges in total to teach, train and test more than 90% of the entire Unified English Braille knowledge.
- animations are implemented to enhance user experience.
- small bug fixes and performance improvements.
Seven new chapters
In addition to the learning content of the first version of the app, which includes letters (upper- and lowercase), numbers, basic punctuations, special symbols, alphabet wordsigns and shortform words, Braille Academy 2.0 adds strong contractions (and, for, of…), strong wordsigns (child, shall, this…), strong groupsigns (ch, sh, th…), lower groupsigns (ea, bb, con, dis…), lower wordsigns (be, enough, were…), initial letter contractions (day, ever, father…) and final letter groupsigns (ound, ance, sion…).
Shortform Words chapter updated
Many thanks to a dedicated Braille learner and Braille Academy fan, who pointed out that shortform words shouldn’t be rendered letter by letter but using contractions and groupsigns. For example, as shown in the screenshot, concv (conceive) should be rendered as con (which is a lower groupsign) + letter c + letter v. In Braille Academy 2.0, all words, contractions, wordsigns and groupsigns are checked again, corrected and updated.
Questions added and randomized
In chapters Alphabetic Wordsigns and Shortform Words of the first version, the number of questions was always the same as the number of wordsigns and words learnt in that level/challenge and the questions were always asked in the same order, which is too predictable. In Braille Academy 2.0, the question number in all the 9 chapters from Alphabetic Wordsigns to Shortform Words has been increased to double the amount of signs/words learnt in that level/challenge (max 20 per level/challenge so users don’t get too frustrated) and all the questions are randomized to improve training efficiency.
Currently, Braille Academy 2.0 has in total 59 levels and 29 challenges which teach, train and test more than 90% of the entire Unified English Braille (UEB) knowledge. I also implemented animations for the winning dialogs to enhance user experience. A few small bug fixes were also fixed in the version. All in all, have fun learning!
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