Shapereader lets blind readers enjoy graphic novels

Shapereader - a comic books for the visually impaired

A new project by a comic book artist Ilan Manouac lets blind people experience the language of graphic novels.

Blind and visually impaired readers can enjoy novels using Braille language. 3D shapes that readers could feel is a way to mimic images in the book.

Comic book artist Ilan Manouach has come up with a much more advanced and involving idea.

His Shapereader project is a whole new way to experience graphic novels by the people with visual disabilities.

Shapereader is, in fact, an attempt to create a special language based on tactile glyphs.

Shapereader is a repertoire of forms and patterns that constitute an attempt to translate words and meanings into tactile formations.

The formations are called “tactigrams.” Each one has a specific meaning. For instance, “to observe” is a pattern of star shapes on a blank background.

The first book created using the Shapereader repertoire is Ilan Manouach’s original graphic novel Arctic Circle. It consists of 210 different shapes grouped into six tactile communication boards. In total, to tell the story, over 6,000 various patterns are being used.

Shapereader lets blind readers enjoy graphic novels

Via Mental Floss.

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