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Bēhance

Braille Devanagari project

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  • Braille Devanagari project
    January ― March 2011
  • Background
    Braille is a medium, a code. It is a way of giving and receiving information. You have to feel to get information,
    I find this intriguing. The present Unicode standards for braille Devanagari are based on the same construct of the 2 column by 3 column grid of braille system, which is confining, mainly because Devanagari letters are made-up of elegant conjuncts and terminals. The project was an opportunity to explore the script in a different context, and finding an appropriate solution to an area of study which had never been approached in the past.
  • The project evolved from various visual expirations and meaning of the geometric shape 'circle' into an attempt to re-look at existing the ‘Braille Devanagari system’, adhering to the aesthetics and structure of Devanagari script (Bharati braille). The challenge was make it more coherent to read for a visually impaired person who understands the braille Devanagari system. The result was a Devanagari typeface based on the principles of the Bharati braille system.