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Aug 7, 2014

Improovment and new books

  1. During the reporting period, we have worked to improve the quality of books.
  2. We have prepared three new book "Transport" - a book for further reading for blind children, "Lessons of the bible", "Math fairy tales " to print Braille patterned (with universal design).
  3. During the reporting period, we published 75 books in Braille, which gave free library for blind children in Kharkov, Kiev, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Uzhgorod, Kherson.
  4. In Kharkov 25 preschool children received books in Braille on the Ukrainian language as a gift.
  5. We signed a memorandum of cooperation with Kharkiv information and resource center for the preparation of visually impaired children and their parents towards inclusive education.
  6. We entered into an agreement with the Kiev Institute of Special Education to work together on the development of teaching aids in Braille and embossed patterns.
  7. Our experts provided technical support to the organizers of the All-Ukrainian project "Read on equal terms" in preparation for the printing of books in Braille.
  8. Due to the difficult financial and political situation in Ukraine, we were not able to independently raise funds for the project. But in book production in the reporting period 15 volunteers helped us. Four foreign volunteers from Italy, Germany, Romania participated in the production of books for blind children.
  9. The results of this project in July were presented at the International School of parental skills for families kotoryve educate blind children "Mom's school." All participants received a gift of books in Braille, designed and printed as a result of the implementation of our project.
  10. Now we are working on Braille book "Sputnik Primer" for further reading in the period of learning to read.
  11. We wrote an additional project aimed at training professionals to create Braille books for blind children. The project includes the study of international experience in the printing of books in Braille with embossed designs.

This project will bring Pravo Vibora specialists to Bulgaris to learn how to create good and effective Braille books with tactile pictures. A big range and supply of good books will provide literacy support to the Blind kids in Ukraine.

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May 7, 2014

15 Blind Children Got a Chance to Read

A blind Girl Sasha Kolesnik is reading a Book
A blind Girl Sasha Kolesnik is reading a Book

Dear Friends,

 Thank you for your support of our project "Create Braille Books For 1000 Blind Children". Please, take some time to read our 5th  project report. Since  the reporting period, we have done a positive change in our project, and we are pleased to report about it.

 We have printed three new universally designed books with tactile graphics:  "Easy English" - a book for further reading for blind children, "Insects" - fairy tales and riddles about insects, "Tales of Vasiliy  Sukhomlinsky".

  1. In Kharkov 15 blind preschool children received universally designed Ukrainian  books in Braille for free.
  2. During the reporting period, we published 60 books in Braille, were distributed for free among the libraries for the blind children in Kharkov, Kiev, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Vinnitsa, Uzhgorod.
  3. During the reporting period, we worked on improvement of the quality of Braille books. We bought a laminator for book covers and paper for making embossed graphics. It has improved the presentation of books produced and their durability.

 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 Sasha Kolesnik is reading a Book 1
A blind Girl Sasha Kolesnik is reading a Book 1
Blind children are reading a Book
Blind children are reading a Book
Braille books exhibition
Braille books exhibition
Braille bok in use
Braille bok in use
Feb 5, 2014

First Braille Book Trials

Mini Braille Printing House - Braille books
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille books

Dear friends,

Thank you for your support of our project "Create Braille Books For 1000 Blind Children". Please, take some time to read our fourth project report. Since  the reporting period , we have done a positive change in our project , and we are pleased to report about it. During the reporting period, we have done much to create a mini Braille printing house "The World at Your Fingertips."

1. We bought the Braille Embosser “ViewPlus Braille Printer Tiger Cub Print Braille text”, software to convert Braille text into Ukrainian language, the special tool for making tactile graphics PIAF, material for tactile graphics. PIAF (Pictures In A Flash) – is a device that allows you to create tactile drawings on the special paper . With the help of heat, the image becomes convex, which makes the printed information readable for a blind person.

2. We’ve already published the 100 copies of our first Braille book with the help of our Braille Embosser called "Clever Tales" for preschool children in Ukrainian and Russian languages for rehabilitation centers, kindergartens, schools, where there are children with severe visual impairment. The feature of the book is that it is available for blind children and for visually impaired children.

3. Now we are developing the innovative in Ukraine didactic manual "Funny Math" with universal design (Design for All principles) aimed to prepare the blind children to study at school.

There are specialists of our center and 3 foreign volunteers (Poland, Germany, Italy) taking part in the project implementation. In our next report we will provide statistics on how many children got a chance to read puzzles, to read tales and to learn poems, how many children got a chance to see the pictures and to read stories. Please follow our project progress and help Ukrainian blind children to enjoy their right to read and to learn as their peers do.

Our kind regards,

Valentina Butenko

Mini Braille Printing House
Mini Braille Printing House
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille Embosser
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille Embosser
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 1
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 1
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 2
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 2
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 3
Mini Braille Printing House - Braille equipment 3
A blind boy studying vegetables puzzles
A blind boy studying vegetables puzzles
 
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