For the 285 million visually impaired people around the world, Braille allows them to read and write what they cannot see. But for those with sight, Braille looks like a coded language that isn’t easily deciphered. And that’s how it started for Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi. He wondered how sighted people could learn to read Braille with their eyes rather than their hands.
“It all started from simple question, ‘How can I read braille?’ ‘Does it become a character if I connect the dots?’ Even though it’s the same letter, it felt incongruous that sighted people could not read it.”
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.