[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Books, books, books!!!
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Fri Nov 9 09:51:53 UTC 2012
links, articles, sites etc about tactile books.
At flickerriver (link) huge amount of photos of books - though a mixed
bag some more visually tactile art books.
A-O sophomore unknowingly leads class to make tactile
ARGENTA --- Argenta-Oreana High School sophomore Morgan Cunningham may
be visually impaired, but she's not letting it slow her down, she says.
"I can still do the same things other people can even though it's harder
to see," said Cunningham, 15, who was diagnosed with optic atrophy, or
damage to the optic nerve that can cause vision to dim or reduce the
field of vision, at the end of eighth grade. "I just sometimes have to
find another way to do them."
Speaking last week to Argenta-Oreana sixth-graders who were learning
about Helen Keller through a biographical unit in Heidi Hall's language
arts classes, Cunningham, unbeknownst to her, helped inspire Hall and
the middle school students to take what they'd learned and give back.
"We came up with the idea for the kids to make tactile books for the
visually impaired not just in Argenta-Oreana, but in Decatur and even
the (Illinois School for the Visually Impaired) in Jacksonville," Hall
said. "They've learned about Helen Keller's story and Braille and we
decided we wanted them to do something for the community and to give back."
How to Make Tactile Books
Tactile books help children relate to the world by touch. While they are
often used by visually impaired children, tactile books can help all
children learn about texture. Your older toddler or preschooler can help
make tactile books for themselves or for visually impaired children.
Explore the world of touch with your child and create a keepsake that
you two will treasure.
Reading and Making Tactile Books with Your Child
Making Tactile Books
Henry Jack Tactile Book
This book <http://ldqr.org/livresVirtuels/HenryJack/HenryJack.php>was
the winner of the 2011 Typhlo & Tactus international contest to create a
tactile book. The book is made of fabric, with small toys and objects
attached, and a story in print and braille. The next contest will be in
October 2013. To see the full book, click on the url below.
Tactile Books Help Blind Students Grasp Scientific Concepts
Celia Finland website tactile books
Make Tactile Books For Your Classroom
Tactile books are a great tool for teaching students with vision
impairment. They are also great for an integrated activity to teach
mainstream kids about vision impairment and for sharing a positive,
language-based activity with students. They are time intensive, but the
results are worth it!
A creative resource for the visually impaired
Visually impaired children now have a rich fund of accessible knowledge
in the form of braille books, audio books, tactile books, made available
by the Creative Resource Centre, housed within the Hippocampus
Children's Library in Chennai.
Tactile book examples
Alot of examples !!! Tactile book examples - takes a bit of time to load
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