The Scripor Alphabet
- The tactile alphabet of colors -
The tactile standardization of colors – known as the Scripor alphabet – is a concept based on the extension of the Braille alphabet. This innovative, easy-to-learn and universal chromatic standardization allows every person with visual impairment to read, write, understand, remember, differentiate and recognize colors efficiently. Using the principles of Universal Design, the Scripor alphabet is designed to empower the blind, colorblind and people with visual disabilities, enabling them to live inclusively, in a colorful world.
Scripor alphabet. Continuing the Braille legacy.
“Color”, a word, regardless of every language, dialect, culture, geography, has been simplified to a symbol.
The tactile alphabet of colors – known as the Scripor alphabet – completes the Braille alphabet by adding to it the representation of colours. This innovative, easy-to-learn, and universal chromatic standardization, allows every blind person to read, write, understand, remember, differentiate, and recognize colors efficiently. Using the principles of Universal Design, Scripor alphabet is empowering the blind and people with visual disabilities, enabling them to live more inclusively, in a colorful world.
Scripor alphabet is a concept based on the extension of the Braille alphabet: a Braille cell is composed of six dots; two vertical parallel rows of three dots. The Scripor alphabet cell is composed of ten dots in total; three columns, three rows with an orientation dot placed above on the second column on the first row. The dot positions are identified by numbers from one through nine, number 10 is allocated to the orientation point. A combination of dots from a single cell is used to represent a colour, any additional cells represent light or dark shades, tones, saturation or intensity of colours.
This makes the Scripor alphabet easily assimilated by blind children and adults in a matter of minutes, gaining popularity and practicality in their day to day lives. Furthermore, the simplicity of the Scripor alphabet makes it very compatible with assistive technology and it has the following characteristics:
Universality – the Scripor alphabet can be easily learned by everyone, speaking any language, embracing any religion, sharing any culture or geographic location.
Easy to Learn – most people can achieve fluency in the Scripor alphabet in a matter of minutes. It is also relevant for people who are born blind and for the colorblind.
Accessibility – the Scripor alphabet can be taught to very young children and is made easy for people who became blind later in their lives.
Practicality – the tactile color symbols can be read with one finger or by using one or both hands. It can be read from any direction – from top to bottom, from left to right and so on. The symbols can be diverted in any direction, the right position is easily recognizable, due the presence of the orientation point.
Inclusivity – the Scripor alphabet empowers the blind, colorblind, and visually impaired people to identify colors, shades, tones and even the intensities of colors with a wide spectrum of use on companies/entities whenever color is a factor of identification, orientation or choice.
Simplicity – the Scripor alphabet uses just one or two cells to represent a color along with its tint, shade, tone, and intensity, or saturation. Compatible with technology such as modern printers, yet it can also be handwritten using an embossing tool.
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