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Moon script preceded Braille systemMay 11 2010

A raised lettering system and alphabet developed by William Moon in the mid-1800s was based more closely on the Roman alphabet than the Braille alphabet.

Moon script

Frustrated by the quality of the embossed reading systems he tried, and eager to improve worldwide literacy and access to the Bible, he set about developing his own system based on roman lettering. Moon's system was easy to master, particularly for those who had learned to read before they lost their sight, and it became very successful.

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