Have you ever thought how would a Visually Impaired (Blind) visualise books he/she is reading??? Especially the story books where a sighted can just see the picture and start visualising???
“I wanted to feel the Computer lab and wanted to know where the switches are located,” says Sunanda (Fiction Name) a visually impaired girl who wants to learn computer. “Even though I wanted to learn and educate myself to become one among the society there is hardly anyone who can help the way we should be. Sympathy is the only thing that welcomes us, and not the requested help” says Archana.
Yes we at GiftAbled decided to partner with Vividha Solutions and make Tactile books and story boxes available for Visually Impaired through the library at their organisation or school. Tactiled books make visually impaired visualize the objects by touch and feel method. E.g.: If a Visually Impaired wants to go to a computer lab room and work on computer then sketch of room is made with the help of glitters etc so the visually impaired can feel and touch the objects. Similarly story books:)
To set up 1 library with 15 tactile books, a tactile calendar, story boxes, 3 brailled small books, couple of recreational materials about biology models and map all in a crate costs us around Rs 30,000/- So this Joy of Giving Week you help us raise funds for how much ever schools and we will get them reached to the real needy ones, who would value and cherish reading them:) Come ahead and help a Visually Impaired feel and visualise the book content...
Your role doesn't end at donating:) You may volunteer to be part of Tactile making, read and make visually impaired kid feel the story and of course make organisation/school value the library we built by a surprise visit:)