ELIA Newsletter - April 2018

We are officially launching the ELIA Frames Font to the World!!! After years of preparation, we are introducing ELIA Frames through a Kickstarter campaign and a Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian museum exhibition. In advance of those efforts, we have been engaging our community – i.e. YOU! Please be ready share our Kickstarter, and if you like the campaign’s rewards, support us. We will need your help. With it, this will change the world!

I. Kickstarter Campaign Launch on April 18th, 2018

Our Kickstarter Campaign will serve as an official introduction of the ELIA system to the world. Funds will go to printing and shipping out ELIA Starter Kits to individuals and organizations eager to practice reading and gain new independence. Users will learn the ELIA Frames Font, label their homes, and gain independence through our starter kit. We are working with creatives Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth from the design office Order. Paired with the museum exhibit, we are enthusiastic about engaging the early adopters and innovators who congregate on the Kickstarter crowd funding platform. This campaign is a vehicle for developing our community, and we are looking for your support and feedback!

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 Low Vision user reading the ELIA Learning Manual.

Low Vision user reading the ELIA Learning Manual.

II. ELIA Debut at Cooper Hewitt Senses Exhibit

Prepare to experience ELIA for yourself at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. We are excited to be part of the upcoming exhibit at “America’s Design Museum”. Come learn the alphabet, discover why and how it was developed, and witness “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision”. Other notable contributors to the exhibit include the San Francisco Light House, Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz, and many more. This exhibition was developed by Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps.

Learn more about the Cooper Hewitt exhibit.

 The show will run from April 13, 2018 to October 28, 2018. Don't miss it!

The show will run from April 13, 2018 to October 28, 2018. Don't miss it!