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UNT Insider | July 2010 Issue | Professor earns Bridge Award for literacy advocacy

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Communication design professor earns Bridge Award for literacy advocacy

From a UNT News Service press release

Eric Ligon

Eric Ligon

Eric Ligon, associate professor of communication design, earned an Individual Advocate Bridge Award from the North Texas Future Fund for his work as a literacy advocate and communication designer.

Ligon is the co-founder and president of BrailleInk, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the experience of reading for children with visual impairments and their families and teachers.

Ligon was inspired by his son Ethan, who is blind, to create large, sturdy books with Braille and print translation in a one-to-one correspondence at the bottom of the page and the original printed words and illustrations at the top so Braille and sighted readers can share books together.

Read more about Eric Ligon's Braille books.

Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at

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July 2010

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