Bliss, Karl

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Karl (Charles), Austrian semanticist, 1897-1985.
Blissymbolics - visual sign system, artificially constructed by Bliss in 1965, and used as communication aid for rehabilitation in persons with severely impaired speech function. Synonym(s): semantography
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I was given a headpointer that I wore like a baseball cap and a manual communication board with Bliss symbols (Editor's Note: Bliss symbols, or Blissymbolics, use graphic symbols, many of which are geometrical shapes and lines, which can be combined in sequences to depict meaning.
The therapist told us about Blissymbolics, an alternative communication system being used in Canada with children who couldn't talk.