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Libraries, tactile books

American Printing House for the Blind

Homepage: http://www.aph.org

National producer of textbooks and educational materials for the visually impaired

Celia

Homepage: http://www.celia.fi

Celia is a Finnish state-owned special library which produces and provides literature in accessible formats for people who are unable to read standard printed books, due to illness or disability – including visually impaired persons and persons suffering from dyslexia and learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and muscular diseases. Interesting information on how to make tactile books can be found on their home page.

Clear vision

Homepage: http://clearvisionproject.org/tactile.asp

The ClearVision library is building up a collection of tactile books for loan to schools and other educational establishments. The following guidelines were produced to encourage people to ‘make and donate’ a book to our new collection. Over a thousand sewn books have been donated so far and we have been able to donate a small number of tactile books to libraries for the blind overseas, to help them start up their own collections. Please contact ClearVision if you are interested in this scheme. You may also like to borrow a sample of a tactile book and we will gladly lend you one to examin

Les doigts qui rêvent

Homepage: http://ldqr.org

Les doigts qui rêvent produces illustrated books accessible for children with visual impairment.

National Braille Association

Homepage: http://nationalbraille.org

NBA is dedicated to provide continuing education to those who prepare braille, and to provide braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.

Russian State Library for the Blind

Homepage: http://www.rgbs.ru/en

RGBS is the largest library for the visually impaired in the country. It provides braille books, periodical editions, talking books and magazines on cassettes, inkprint and enlarged books, magazines and newspapers.

Tactile Books Advancement Group

Homepage: http://www.tactilebooks.org

TBAG works to promote the design provision and enjoyment of tactile books for blind and partially sighted children.
On this web site you can find advice and information for everyone about designing, producing, using, buying and borrowing tactile books.

Tactile Vision

Homepage: http://www.tactilevisioninc.com

Tactile Vision provides access to graphical information to students who are visually impaired.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Homepage: http://www.ifla.org/

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession

Typhilo & Tactus

Homepage: http://www.tactus.org

The aim of Typhilo & Tactus is to make more tactile illustrated books, better in quality, more tactialy efficient for all visually impaired children.

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