Mar 24, 2015

New partners - new ideas for tactile books

A blind boy enjoying the tales in Braille
A blind boy enjoying the tales in Braille

Dear friends,

Thank you for your support of our project "Create Braille Books For 1000 Blind Children". Due ro the support  of GlobalGiving 100 blind children in Ukraine  of preschool and primary school age received books in Braille (design for all books) with a relief pictures inside and in Ukrainian language.

We published new books in Braille and we gave them for free to libraries  for blind children in Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Kiev, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Koristen, Kherson, Uzhgorod. 

We  worked on the adaptation and development of new Braille books for children: "Brothers Kondratiki", "Who is the strongest on earth," "Singing Glade".

The blind children were happy to receive a gift of books and cards with embossed patterns on Christmas Day.

In  February seven  experts acquainted with the work of the project «STUDIO TYFLOGRAFYKY» (Czerwonak, Poland) for the design and manufacture of relief maps, charts, drawings, and social enterprise of young people with severe visual impairment MasterPunkt (Poznan).

A  group of our experts studied the Swedish experience of adaptation and design of books for blind children.We meet the production team at MTM (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media). MTM is under the administration of the Ministry of Culture responsible for the production of tactile picture books .

Agencies task is to ensure that all persons with reading impairments can access literature and daily newspapers through media appropriate to them. MTM activities include the production and distribution of talking books and Braille books. MTM is the central lending facility of these materials for Swedish libraries, with the legimus.se digital library acting as the hub in this area. A large and crucial field is research and development relating to new techniques for production and reading. One special mandate is to provide university and college students access to their required reading through media appropriate to them. February 18 we visited the printing house in Fagersta.

As a result of the study trip to the Swedish and Polish experience of adaptation and production of books and manuals for blind children we met with international standards and modern technologies of quality training of relief images for blind children of preschool age.

We have found partners and new ideas to develop and improve our work and our project  to create a mini-printing "World at Your Fingertips."

In Sweden we boughtnew equipment improved braille printer Everest D V4.   This allowed us to improve the quality and speed of printing books.

We started to carry out orders to print Braille (design for all books) for adult people. We adapted and published for blind children "Regula" for the Secular Franciscan Order. 

 

We are keen on positive change in lives of the Blind children in Ukraine and we do our best to make them enjoy their rights fully!

 

 Please, stay in touch and follow our project progress.

 

 Our kind regards,

 

 Valentina Butenko

Blind kids enjoying the WInter tales books
Blind kids enjoying the WInter tales books
New year events
New year events
Studying Swedish Experience
Studying Swedish Experience
Studying Braille books production in Sweden at MTM
Studying Braille books production in Sweden at MTM
Our group of Braille books experts in Sweden
Our group of Braille books experts in Sweden
Our group of experts studying the experience of Sw
Our group of experts studying the experience of Sw
Mar 6, 2015

New partners - new ideas for tactile books

Dear friends,

Thank you for your support of our project "Create Braille Books For 1000 Blind Children". We are very pleased that our project is available on the charity of your platform.  With the support  GlobalGiving  100 blindchildren in Ukraine  of preschool and primary school received books in Braille (universal design) with a relief pattern on the Ukrainian language.

We published new books in Braille and we gave them for free to libraries  for blind children in Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Kiev, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Koristen, Kherson, Uzhgorod. 

We  worked on the adaptation and development of new Braille books for children: "Brothers Kondratiki", "Who is the strongest on earth," "Singing Glade".

The blind children were happy to receive a gift of books and cards with embossed patterns on Christmas Day.

In  February seven  experts acquainted with the work of the project «STUDIO TYFLOGRAFYKY» (Czerwonak, Poland) for the design and manufacture of relief maps, charts, drawings, and social enterprise of young people with severe visual impairment MasterPunkt (Poznan).

A  group of our experts studied the Swedish experience of adaptation and design of books for blind children.We meet the production team at MTM (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media). MTM is under the administration of the Ministry of Culture responsible for the production of tactile picture books .

Agencies task is to ensure that all persons with reading impairments can access literature and daily newspapers through media appropriate to them. MTM activities include the production and distribution of talking books and Braille books. MTM is the central lending facility of these materials for Swedish libraries, with the legimus.se digital library acting as the hub in this area. A large and crucial field is research and development relating to new techniques for production and reading. One special mandate is to provide university and college students access to their required reading through media appropriate to them. February 18 we visited the printing house in Fagersta.

As a result of the study trip to the Swedish and Polish experience of adaptation and production of books and manuals for blind children we met with international standards and modern technologies of quality training of relief images for blind children of preschool age.

We have found partners and new ideas to develop and improve our work and our project  to create a mini-printing "World at Your Fingertips."

In Sweden we boughtnew equipment improved braille printer Everest D V4.   This allowed us to improve the quality and speed of printing books.

We started to carry out orders to print Braille (universal design) for adults people. We adapted and published for blind children "Regula" for the Secular Franciscan Order. 

Dec 5, 2014

Getting Ready For Christmas Time

A blind girl Enjoying the Saint Nickolas card
A blind girl Enjoying the Saint Nickolas card

Our dear Friends,

Thank you for your support of our project "Create Braille Books For 1000 Blind Children".

Christmas is coming! It is a wonderful time and all the children in the world wait for wonders! It is the time of wonders!

Please, take some time to read about what we have done to make the wonders for the blind children in Ukraine.

1. With the help of the raised funds 10 young people were trained in Bulgaria and Poland to produce good Braille books with relief images inside. They got special training on the needed equipment, quality demands, tactile graphics demands.

2. 100 Braille books were published in the new way. The books "Vegetable Puzzeles" were spread among 100 blind children in Kharkiv, Kiev, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk.

3. Christmas time is the time of giving! We designed a unique Saint Nicko;as greetings card, which is a card for all. it is colorful and Braille at the same time. Everyone can see this card and it can be given to anyone. It is the innovation for Ukraine and it is the first time when the blind children can enjoy the winter time fully. 

 We are keen on positive change in lives of the Blind children in Ukraine and we do our best to make them enjoy their rights fully!

 Please, stay in touch and follow our project progress.

 Our kind regards,

 Valentina Butenko

A blind girl Enjoying the Saint Nickolas card 2
A blind girl Enjoying the Saint Nickolas card 2
Visiting Wrozlaw to sdtuy Brasille books printing
Visiting Wrozlaw to sdtuy Brasille books printing
Visiting Poland to sdtuy Brasille books printing
Visiting Poland to sdtuy Brasille books printing
Studying how to design Tactile maps
Studying how to design Tactile maps
Mini printing house at the school for the blind
Mini printing house at the school for the blind
Using plastic material for Braille
Using plastic material for Braille

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.