[Nmabs] 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
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