Design for people with mixed abilities is now a priority in an inclusive world.
Kosuke Takashahi, a Japanese designer, has created a typeface that works for people with full and limited slight. The typeface called Braille Neue, helps people learn and engage by combining the Japanese, English and Braille alphabets.
The simple design resembles a dot-to-dot drawing using the marker format that traditional Braille uses, but incorporates standard characters, so it can be easily used on existing signage. The clever new typeface is expected to make an appearance at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Apple has also added more representative characters to its newest emoji set – including people with wheelchairs, hearing aids and guide dogs.
All this points towards greater acceptance and understanding, and design helping all members of society to express themselves.
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