2.2 Paragraphing [III.18.a]


Paragraphs in general reading material are indicated in braille by starting the first word of each new paragraph in the third space, or cell, of a new line. All following lines start at the margin. This rule applies even if the text is printed in block form (no paragraph indentions) with blank lines between the paragraphs. Never leave a blank line between paragraphs unless the print indicates a break in thought or scene by means of extra spacing. (This situation is discussed further in Lesson 19.)

Occasionally, for visual appeal, print uses one enlarged or ornate letter or all capital letters in the first few words at the beginning of a chapter or other division. In braille, this practice is ignored. Such paragraphs should be properly indented and normal capitalization used.