Braille neue font

New Font Combines Braille with Existing Characters

Braille neue font

Kosuke Takahashi’s hopes Braille Neue will be used for the Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics Games

Braille Neue is a universal typeface that combines braille with existing characters.  This typeface communicates to both the sighted and blind in the same font.

Braille Neue Standard is for English alphabet and Braille Neue Outline is for Japanese and English. Braille Neue founder Kosuke Takahashi‘s aim is to use this universal typeset for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020 to create a universal space where anyone can access information.

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Overwriting existing signage

With Braille Neue, it is also possible to overwrite existing signage in public space by adjusting the kerning (space between letters). It is easy to implement into the existing infrastructure and is a stepping stone for sustainable and inclusive future.

Implementing braille in new ways

Takahashi also conducted a research to see if large signage with braille was readable for blind people. Through the research, I found out that as long as there is 6 dotted pattern, it is possible for them to read it regardless of its size. Braille tends to be small and invisible, but with Braille Neue it has the possibility to expand spatially into public signages in new ways.