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iAlphabet is a simplified English/Latin alphabet and is very easy to learn. It was designed for simplicity and tested letter by letter by masked eyes to achieve the highest possible tactility. iAlphabet is versatile and can be used both ways, like writing in English or tactile handwriting using an old pen.
iAlphabet due to its similarity to the Latin/English alphabet can be a useful tool for those who lose their sight later in life and find learning braille challenging. More so because iAlphabet can be written as large as one prefers depending on the individual sense of touch.
Writing iAlphabet from right to left
Reading iAlphabet from left to right
Writing tactile in iAlphabet:
Use an ordinary biro pen, place a piece of cardboard under the paper and begin writing. Imprint a small star sign on the top right corner of the page as the starting point and continue writing from right to left with a slight pressure on the pen. Read the imprints on the back of the page from the point where the star sign is imprinted, as normal from left to right with the fingertips.
Writing pad, pen and tactile lined paper
A little note in English, iAlpabet and braille
It helps to draw horizontal tactile lines on the paper in advance: Place the paper on the cardboard, use a ruler and draw horizontal tactile lines on the paper with a little pressure on the pen, 1 to 2 cm apart. Write on the tactile imprinted side, use the line as writing guide and try to write just above it.
To signify full stop: Imprint a vertical line between the two horizontal tactile writing guides at the end of the sentence.
To signify Comma: Imprint a diagonal line between the two horizontal tactile writing guides.
For capital: Use the same letter slightly larger.
To write numbers: write Number Sign first before the number.
Economically, ordinary paper can be used, however, thicker papers can provide a more prominent and lasting tactile imprint.
Writing other languages in iAlphabet:
Unlike Latin, some other alphabets such as Farsi Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, etc., are written in a right-to-left manner. This new writing system, which looks like its mirror image, has made it possible for other languages to use iAlphabet phonetically, writing in any direction they are familiar with.
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