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Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG )

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Welcome: Prizewinning tactile books : Publishers guidelines : Making books : Buying Books :
Borrowing Books
: Snippets : Questions : Diary : Contacts : Links

What is a tactile book?

Why is there a need for the Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG)?

What happens at the meetings and can I attend?

What do I need to design a tactile book?

Is there any assistance available for mainstream publishers who wish to make their materials more accessible?

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What is a tactile book?

Tactile books are similar to regular print books, but are specially designed or adapted for blind and partially sighted children with images which are designed to be touched rather than to be looked at. Most tactile books also have raised text in braille or Moon to tell the story. Most of all tactile books are read, shared and enjoyed just as much as regular books.

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Why is there a need for the Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG)?

The Tactile Book Advancement Group is working to promote the design, provision and enjoyment of tactile books for blind and partially sighted children.

We aim to raise awareness of the lack of tactile books, to promote the development of new books and related resources, and to equip blind and partially sighted children with the skills they will require in their education, and throughout their lives.

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What happens at the meetings and can I attend?

We have a series of objectives which we report activity on at each meeting, along with discussion of any new developments, setting new objectives and developing new projects for the group. We welcome any new attendees who feel they can contribute to the group. Please see our diary page for further details.

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What do I need to design a tactile book?

See the section of this site which has information about making tactile books for details about how to make a book, and what to do with it once it has been created.

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Is there any assistance available for mainstream publishers who wish to make their materials more accessible?

Members of the group are happy to work with authors, illustrators and publishers to enable their future work to be more functional for blind and partially sighted children. Please contact us

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Welcome : Prizewinning tactile books : Publishers guidelines : Making books : Buying Books :
Borrowing Books
: Snippets : Questions : Diary : Contacts : Links

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