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Romanian painter invents tactile alphabet to help people with visual disabilities

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Romania will be the first country in the world to implement the Scripor Alphabet for people with visual disabilities, an alphabet named after its inventor – Romanian painter Tudor Scripor, the Ministry of Education announced.

Romania-insider.com explains that the Scripor Alphabet is a tactile coding system that allows people with visual disabilities, and not only, to remember, learn, read and write colours efficiently.

This innovative alphabet is made up of just 10 tactile-graphic elements and can be learned by anyone, being especially useful for people with visual and intellectual disabilities. It uses both two-dimensional geometric shapes and a simple point system, so that the user can have two ways of obtaining information by touch.

Tudor Scripor’s invention won gold at the Geneva Inventions and Innovation Show, in the Education, Culture and Art category, and received the Special Prize of the Inventors Association of Germany, the Education Ministry said in a press release.

The Education Ministry and the Scripor Alphabet Association will sign a protocol of collaboration this week, which provides for the implementation at national level of this type of alphabet.

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