Letter: Visual illiteracy

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The Independent Online
Sir: Both Ken Welsby (Letters, 6 June) and John Fairbank (Letters, 11 June) miss an important point about the teaching of handwriting. Learning to write brings with it an appreciation of those fundamentals of the visual world: line, form, space and pattern. The visual illiteracy of the average person today may be partly due to not having learnt to write decently.

MICHAEL HARVEY

Bridport,

Dorset

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