On 21st of April typographer and researcher, Ann Bessemans (BE) will be giving a lecture about Matilda typeface at the MIAT museum. During her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Type Design for Children with Low Vision”, under the supervision of Prof. Gerard Unger (Leiden University) and Prof. Dr. Bert Willems (Hasselt University), Bessemans was attempting to bridge the gap between font designers and cognitive scientists studying the legibility of letter characters. As the result of this Ph.D. project, she developed a font - Matilda, aiming to reduce reading problems of children with low vision. For the further development of this project, she was granted various international scholarships (Microsoft etc). Currently, Ann Bessemans is connected to MAD, Media Arts and Design-faculty in Hasselt as a teacher and researcher.
Want to learn more about the development of Matilda typeface or legibility research focused on people with low vision in general? Join the lecture at the MIAT museum - info.
21.04.2016. 14:00 o'clock
MIAT. Minnemeers 10, 9000 Gent
price - museum ticket, students - free
reservation 09 210 10 10 or via email
you might also like
Matilda: A Typeface for Children with Low Vision - paper