Philipp Meyer's Braille Book is a Dynamic Comic for the Blind

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jun 4, 2013 • References: & itsnicethat
'Life' is a braille book by Philipp Meyer that translates the dynamism and excitement of a graphic novel into braille. Meyer took on comics and began to challenge himself to see if it was possible, working with braille proofreaders and vision-impaired readers.

His first attempts revealed that just describing a frame's environment was too literal and boring. Later, he began working with descriptions that heightened the other senses and arranged braille characters in circular shapes for a "360-degree" experience. The placements of these circles help to mimic where the speaker or sounds are coming from.

'Life' was positively received by blind readers who were excited to experience "a medium that did not exist in this form before." Stats for Braille Graphic Novels Trending: Older & Mild
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