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Jun 14, 2017

More Braille books to Enjoy for Blind Kids

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support and for following our project!

We are proud to say we were very active and we printed and designed 5 more books for the blind children. We have applied for Braille books contest in Ukraine and as a result we were invited to participate in the National Braille Books Exhibition.

We have partnered with more authors who write contemporary tales in order for our blind kids to stay updates and enjoy the same tales as their peers do.


The books were distributed for free in Kharkiv, KIev, Zhitomir, Rovno, Lviv, Odessa. we have organized a presentation for our newly printed books and told all Ukraine about their availability.


"My mom taught me to read and now i can read new tales that i really like. i like fairy tales very much. My mom used to read them for me in aloud voice, but now i can do this by myself. Thank you Valentina Antonovna for the books.@, Says Olya, who is a blind 8-year-old girl. Braille is hard to read for her, but now she has an opportunity to read it.


Thank you again for supporting our project. Please, lets make our blind children enjoy the fairy tales, learn and practice with reading and enjoy their lives as their peers do!



Valentina Butenko

Apr 24, 2017

We are preparing for the International Book Fair.

We are preparing for the International Book Fair.
 Dear friends!
For us, your support is very important!
Thanks to your charitable contributions, there are more and more interesting developing books for blind children in Ukraine. Our books are becoming more and more qualitatively designed and accessible for blind children. And they are eagerly waiting for them, they write to us whatever books they want to read.
More than 600 blind children received books published by our center in Ukrainian, Russian and English.
The book "New Year's Tale" by Sergey Kozlov, published by us with the use of universal design, was included in the International Collection "Special Books for Special Children", which is now presented in Kiev in the Museum of Books and Press of Ukraine.
Our collection of fairy tales in English is now available in the Kharkiv Center "Window to America" at the library of the National University named after Vasily Karazin.
Our books are in demand not only in Ukraine. 6 sets of books "Fairy tales of Vasily Eroshenko" are in the library for the blind in St. Petersburg (Russia).
We are very glad that we can publish new items. To the International exhibition "Book Arsenal-2017" we are preparing an exclusive publication "Ukrainian Minstrels - art of kobza players and lyricists". This book is unique in that the songs of kobzars will be printed with notes on the Braille system and with audio recording (for the first time in Ukraine).
In addition, we will present Sashka Dermansky's "Chudovisko Chu" book with relief drawings, a series of books "Winter Tales", a new version of the tactile game "Sea Battle", creative sets for making postcards by blind children.
We adapted the menu with Braille for another 3 cafes.


Jan 24, 2017

Winter Tales for younger readers to the blind

Dear friends!
We are very well worked before the New Year holidays.

Thank you for being with us.
We are very pleased that, because of your support of  blind children in Ukraine may receive more and more new books in Braille!
During the reporting  period,  we have been worked a lot.
For the first time in the New Year holidays children with severe visual impairment received a gift set of  "Winter Tales", 5 new books we made as universal design standards Braille with relief illustrations.
A surprise  for our children become creative kits for making New Year's and Christmas cards.
We believe, that  small victories of our  project, that our books first  appeared in the  Ukraine on the shelf, not only in a special library for blind people, but also normal at the bookstore "Storeroom" (Kiev).
Thanks to our projects  4 cafes  adapted their menus for blind visitors, there was a catalog  of  the different varieties of coffee in Braille in a network of shops "Pear".
In recognition of our joint work, we believe, that the St.  Petersburg  Library  for the Blind that is one of the largest libraries for people with sight problems in the post-Soviet space ordered us to make 25 sets of books "Tales Basil Eroshenko".

 Our publication "Tales Basil Eroshenko"  is  located at the British Library.

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