[Nfbc-info] Touch the Earth Tactile Book Released

Hartle, Mary Jo mhartle at nfb.org
Wed Mar 3 06:20:42 UTC 2010


      Touch the Earth Book Released

  The National Federation of the Blind  is  pleased to announce the 
release of a new tactile book created  with the support of the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Touch the Earth: A 
Multimedia book about the Earth's Biomes was written by Amy Hansen 
and conceptualized by Elissa Levine.  It includes tactile graphics 
created by Noreen Grice.

     This book aims to educate middle school students while also 
providing guidance for teachers on how to incorporate this book into 
classroom instruction.  Each book contains contracted Braille and 
large print, along with tactile and visual graphics to illustrate 
important concepts in both a tactually and visually friendly 
way.  Each book also comes with a colorful tactile map of the 
continents of the Earth.

Exclusively available through the NFB Independence Market , Touch the 
Earth (product# LSA91B)  can be purchased for $20 .   TO place an 
order please visit 
or call (410) 659-9314.

  We are  pleased to announce that we  are offering  one  free copy 
upon request to schools and libraries for the blind across the 
country for their collections.  Please contact Mary Jo T. Hartle, 
Director of Education for the National Federation of the 
Blind  Jernigan Institute, at (410) 659-9314, ext. 2407, or by e-mail 
at <mailto:mhartle at nfb.org>mhartle at nfb.org to request a free copy for 
your institution.

More information about the NFBC-Info mailing list