Perfect retention. I don't think I could do that-I've never disciplined myself to do it. I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not.
In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.
My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits.
Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place.
I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children.