Letter from Elina


I am Elina and 24 years old. I live with my help dog in a student apartment, where there is assistance 24/7. I also have a personal assistant to help me with things I want to do outside home.

As a small girl I used Bliss symbols as a communication aid. I was also communicating with gestures. I was in my own opinion and in the opinion of others a very fast and a most multilateral bliss user. I could easily communicate with my friends. Of course it demanded from the others reading skills or knowledge in Bliss.

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Announcement - BCI International Panel meeting 2016

Dear Bliss Community
We are looking forward to the next Bliss Panel Meeting, to be held near Toronto, Canada from Monday evening, August 1 to Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016 (the week before ISAAC 2016 in Toronto)For more information and to let us know you plan to attend, please go to  http://www.blissymbolics.ca/reserve-2016.

To contribute with your requests and/or suggestions for new Bliss-words to be included in the BCI Authorized Vocabulary, please read the message from the BDS (Blissymbolics Development Secretariat)!

Reading with Blissymbolics is AWESOME - updates from South Africa

Louisa Alberts reports:

Hi Everybody

We had great success with Nandile at our school, to such an extent that our Principal gave us a Blissymbol classroom.

I now have 20 learners reading with Blissymbolics, from which 5 learners are already bridging from Blissymbolics to Traditional Orthography. Three learners read with Boardmaker™, Mayer-Johnson. One of them is busy bridging from Boardmaker PCS™ symbols to Blissymbolics.

Nandile reading and writing Blissymbols  Comfort Mankge reading and writing Blissymbols

Nandile and Comfort Mankge, two successful students in the Blissymbol classroom of Platorand School in South Africa

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Remembering Jinny Storr

Jinny Storr

She was always there for us!

From the very beginning, Bliss in Canada has had the gift of Jinny Storr and she generously gave this gift to those in the many countries who shared in the Bliss adventure!
Jinny will forever have a huge place in my heart! What a wonderful life, so very well lived!


Read the full letter from Shirley McNaughton, the Tribute to Jinny from Claudia Wood, and another Tribute to Jinny from Anne Warrick, to celebrate the memory of Jinny Storr.

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Bliss in South Korean High School

The US teacher John Rupprecht has kindly shared his inspiring experiences of using Blissymbolics to facilitate English language studies for high school students in South Korea. John writes: "... the ability to form limitless combinations to express any concept is what makes Bliss stand head and shoulders above the picture-based systems...". Please read more from his experiences and look at the great and in som cases  innovative eamples of Bliss use that he's shared with us.

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