Inga Dubay, BA

Co-Author Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting

Inga Dubay is an internationally recognized calligrapher and authority on italic handwriting. Her enthusiastic teaching inspires people of all ages—including over 4,000 doctors—to write with legibility and ease. Dubay is co-author with Barbara Getty of ten books on letter arts, including the eight-volume Getty-Dubay® Italic Handwriting Series for K-6 and WRITE NOW™: the Getty-Dubay® Program for Handwriting Success™ for adults, and has been featured on Good Morning America as well as in over 75 publications including TIME, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Inga was an adjunct professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon where she taught calligraphy for 25 years, and was Books Arts Department Head for six years. She taught handwriting in public and private schools for thirteen years and has spent countless additional volunteer hours with children in public school classrooms. She and co-author Barbara Getty presented 170 "Rx for Handwriting Success™" seminars for medical professionals across the United States, and also have presented at the World Health Organization in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the International Patient Safety Conference in Florence, Italy.

All Sessions by Inga Dubay, BA

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

From Clinic to Classroom: Lessons in Legibility

From 2000 to 2012, handwriting experts Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay presented 170 seminars to over 4,500 medical professionals, helping improve patient safety with better handwriting. Following their seminars, callbacks to MDs due to illegible prescriptions fell by 65%.

The documented success of Getty and Dubay’s handwriting seminars for patient safety could inform methodologies for elementary schools that adopt handwriting instruction as an integral part of their language arts program.