Books for visually impaired children

11 April 2013

In the framework of its Assistance Program for Children’s Social Services Institutions, the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation has launched a new project. Nearly 1,000 books for visually impaired children were donated to various correctional child-care institutions all over Russia.

The series of books containing poetry by Samuil Marshak were published as a charity project by the Regional Public Charitable Organization, “Illustrated Books for Blind Children”, with the assistance of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation. These books help develop tactile skills and are illustrated in such a way that visually impaired children can perceive the illustrations through their sense of touch. Images embossed in relief and textured with different materials help visually impaired children develop their residual vision and imagination. The tactile books are accompanied by brochures in Braille, so that the children can also read the content of the books.

The books were donated to 26 social care institutions specialising in caring for visually impaired children in various parts of Russia: Kursk, Belgorod, Orel and other regions.

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