17.5a Author's name or source name following text.

In print, a preface, a piece of poetry, a foreword, an accolade, or a quotation is often followed by the name of the author or someone who is endorsing the author's work—sometimes with an address, affiliation, and date. Also, sometimes following material such as the lyrics of a song there is an acknowledgment of another source, e.g., taken from A Child's Songbook. The placement and capitalization of this type of information, called credit lines or attributions, should follow print.

Follow print when credit lines follow the text on the same line. When a credit line appears on the line following text, it should start four cells to the right of the beginning of the preceding braille line. For example, the credit should start in cell 5 if the line before started in cell 1; start in cell 7 if the line before started in cell 3; and so on. The entire attribution should be blocked; that is, each line starts in the same cell. A dash should not precede a credit line unless one appears in print. (For correct spacing of the dash, see §2.5.b(2)) Do not leave a blank line before or after an attribution unless required by other braille formats (for example, when a centered heading, which is always preceded by a blank line, follows an attribution). A credit must begin on the same page as the material to which it refers. If this is not possible, a portion of the text should be taken to the next page. If there is not room for an entire credit on the same page, a continuation of these materials may be carried over to the next braille page. Ignore special typefaces unless needed for emphasis or distinction. Example:

. . . America begins where this book ends.

—Elizabeth Harden
London, 1987