13.6 Telephone Numbers [VI.27.f]

Follow print spacing for telephone numbers consisting of all numbers. Telephone numbers composed of both letters and numbers are brailled without spaces or contractions, regardless of print.

In lists of telephone numbers for actual use, it is best not to divide seven-digit numbers or letter/number combinations between lines. Long distance numbers may be divided at any point at which a hyphen or space occurs before the seven-digit local number. A telephone number mentioned in a story situation may be divided between lines at any print hyphen. Examples:

(738) 657-96887
CH 6-1234

Notice that the st contraction is not used in 1-800-STOP. This is because STOP is to be read as individual letters, each letter representing a number to be dialed.