New typeface for the visually impaired can be learned in three hours

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Following on from our recent coverage of an attempt to create signage equally readable by sighted and non-sighted people, we bring news of a novel set of characters for the visually impaired. Braille, first developed in the early nineteenth century, is often reported as being too difficult for many to learn. Indeed, reportedly less than one-percent of adults in the US with a visual impairment can read braille. Further, braille also takes an average of ten-months to learn. With these statistics in mind, ELIA set out to make a more intuitive system that takes users three hours to learn. Called…

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