A New Way to Read Comics


Only a small percentage of blind people commonly use Braille—and that number drops even further when it comes to reading comic books.

With a new Braille-based comic book, Danish designer Phillipp Meyer may have overcome some of the limitations that prevent the visually impaired from enjoying sequential art.

Instead of merely raising the lines on comic-book illustrations and hoping that works well enough, Meyer used tactile version of “simple, recognizable shapes paired with a contextual title and a simple narrative flow.”

Read more and see photos at Wired.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →