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
By Valentina Butenko - Project Leader
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.
Nov 28, 2016
Creating Magic Season
By Valentina Butenko - Project Leader
St. Nicholas Needs Assistants!
We love our blind children and we want to make this time of the year as magic as possible! We are introducing our kids to the wonders through the tales and wonderful presents.
Due to your support we were able to delight throughout the year our blind children with fairy tales printed in Braille, we were able to adapt some textbooks and help the blind children join regular public schools as part of inclusive education.
The winter holidays are coming! The Lab of St. Nicholas has already started its work on the preparation of a series of books about winter holidays. This year the Ukrainian children with vision problems will have five new books printed in Braille: "The Adventures of Julius Dandelion. Save New Year ", " Happy New Year, Santa Claus!, " Christmas Fantasy "," New Adventures of the girl and the monster Chu Sony ", " Christmas Tale ".
We are now designing a set of material needed for making winter holidays greeting cards, so the blind kids with their parents could enjoy the time together and make those beautiful cards. This is the first time when the blind children in Ukraine will receive a set for hand-making of tactile greeting cards for Christmas and New Year.
We need your support in order to create more wonderful books for our kids and make them happy during the holidays and throughout the year! Our project is participating in the year-end campaign. We have to raise 3000$ from at least 30 different individual donors in order to qualify for the possible prize. The Year-End campaign starts tomorrow, on Tuesday 29th, 2016. Every donation that will come on Tuesday will get 50% match. The GivingTuesdya with 50% match start at 00;00 am EST and ends at 11:59 pm EST. for Ukrainian time it will be 7 hours difference. So we will start at 7 am and finish at 6.59 am the next day. This is only for Giving Tuesday, but the full Year-End campaign will last for 1 month. Please, support our project and help us create magic time for our kids!