Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG )
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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