A History of The UNIFON Alphabet      

 

 

John R. Malone developed the UNIFON alphabet in the 1950's

John Culkin   1928 - 1993                                                          
        The Center for Media Literacy includes an
article on John Culkin
        Articles on UNIFON by John Culkin
                40 Characters for 40 Sounds -
July 20, 1977 The New York Times
                       
The New age of Reason -  August 1981, Science Digest
                       
The Typewriter and the Calendar - August 1981, Science Digest
                       
Alfubet for the Computer Age -
August 1982, Science Digest

Margaret Ratz published the book "Unifon: A design for teaching reading" in 1966

Variants of UNIFON used by Indian tribes
         Tolowa, Karuk, Yurok, and Hupa
         Sequoia
         Tolowa Language Dictionary, second edition edited by Loren Bommelyn

Nu-Vue-Cue is a variant of UNIFON used to teach deaf and multiply handicapped students to communicate. Roselyn Clark used this method very successfully.     

This current website began in 2000 and has included many contributors.

Additional historical articles were recovered by John Malone in 2007 and added to the website...

 

 
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