The History of Writing and Reading – Part 5: The Development of the Chinese Writing System

[Editor’s note: This is the sixth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 5: The Development of the Chinese Writing System”


New Tactile Font can Help People Who Lose their Sight Later in Life

Ever since 1824, when Louis Braille invented his tactile braille system, low-vision and blind individuals have had a proven method to read printed material. The system relies on a cell composed of six raised dots, the specific combinations corresponding to individual letters and numbers, and it has been optimized over the years so that dot … Continue reading “New Tactile Font can Help People Who Lose their Sight Later in Life”