The United States Postal Service has about 1,700 employees in Utah who read anything that the automated systems can’t read like illegible addresses. About 5 million pieces of mail are read at this location daily. Seasoned employees generally average about 1,600 addresses read per hour.
Handwriting has declined so much that 1 in 3 respondents to a UK survey said they had not written anything by hand in the previous 6 months.
In 2016, a little girl named Anaya Ellick beat 50 other kids from around the country in a national handwriting competition. What makes this accomplishment impressive is that Anaya was born without hands and taught herself how to write with her forearms.
“Roman” fonts such as Times New Roman are all based on one man’s handwriting.
Sloppy medical handwriting kills more than 7,000 people every year.
Doctors sloppy handwriting kills over 7000 people each year.