Gerald Morin and Kanny Yeung have just published this article in the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping that describes a new way to deal with dyslexia. They have created a new alphabet that effectively removes the shapes of the English alphabet that are problematic for dyslexic persons. The symbols are symmetric from all sides. If a dyslexic individual shifts the character in any direction the core will be recognizable from all sides.

While they listed no study or conclusions on their work, it’s still an interesting read with a compelling proposed solution to a disorder that afflicts 5 to 10 percent of the world’s people.

Kim Rees is a partner at Periscopic, a socially-responsible data visualization firm.

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