[Art_beyond_sight_educators] books, museum

fnugg at online.no fnugg at online.no
Thu Aug 29 12:43:50 UTC 2013

Designer Phillipp Meyer has written the first graphic novel for the 
blind, according to /Wired/ 
The book, called /Life, /uses a tactile technique inspired by Braille -- 
characters are represented by circles of raised bumps. He told Wired, 
"Most of the tactile material that is available for blind people is very 
information dense. It's always about information and not often about art."

A Beautifully Simple Comic Book for the Blind



How to Make Human Hearts, Lungs, and Guts Using Only Paper


Interactive Tactile Book

UAEBBY organises workshop on tactile illustrations for visually-impaired 

The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), with the support of 
Knowledge Without Borders, organised a workshop on the creation of 
tactile illustrated books that are accessible to visually-impaired 
children. The workshop took place from April 23 to 27 at Al-Multaqa, in 
Al-Qasba, Sharjah.

Tactile books are written in large print as well as in Braille and 
include tactile images. They are specifically designed to allow 
fingertip scanning and allow the reader to perceive the words and images 
by touch.

  Five Little Monkeys Tactile Book

This tactile book is based on/Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree/ By 
Eileen Christelow and is part of the Circle Time Braille Kit:  Five 
Little Monkeys 
It  is designed be used in conjunction with the Teacher's Guide 
as well as the Interactive "M" Book 
<http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/strategies/interactive-alphabet-book> to 
help young children who are blind or visually impaired to develop 
emergent literacy skills, including tactile skills, counting to five, 
prepositions, positional concepts and the letter "m" for beginning 
readers at the Kindergarten level.



Martin Clunes reads tactile book for Living Paintings

Thoughtful Touch: Students create tactile books to donate to Helen 
Keller School

Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG)


A tactile experience at Besser Museum

A keenly serious student, Greg Botting of Ionia couldn't help but 
interject his own observations on Native American culture during a 
give-and-take exchange Tuesday at the Besser Museum for Northeast 
Michigan. Presenter Pete Prince of Alpena listened carefully to 
Botting's comments, nodded his head in agreement and then added his own 
twist on the subject matter. Other participants in the group also 
engaged in a lively dialogue with Prince, Dr. Richard Clute and Besser 
Museum Executive Director Chris Witulski as they handled many 2,000 
year-old artifacts passed around for their inspection.


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