Besides the written alphabet, there are other alphabets to meet the needs of special people, like the blind and deaf. Other people have developed new alphabets. Click on these links to see some of these alphabets.
The Braille Alphabet is a special alphabet of raised dots that help blind people to be able to read. It was created by Louise Braille, a frenchman who was blind since the age of three.
American Sign Language helps deaf people to communicate. There are signals for whole words and ideas, but there is also an ASL alphabet.
Semaphores are flags that are used to signal different letters. They can be used on land and the sea.
Morse Code is an alphabet represented by series of dots and dashes. It was used in telegraphs.
The Deseret Alphabet was created by the early settlers of the state of Utah. Many immigrants were moving to Utah, and the leaders wanted to invent an alphabet that was more phonetic than the regular alphabet. It never really caught on.