A Simple Insight: A Father's Invention Lets Blind and Sighted Read Together More EasilyBy Marvel, Bill; See/Hear, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 7-9
Publication Date: Spring 2006
Article discusses BrailleInk books, which were created by a father of a child who is blind for sharing by sighted parents and children with visual disabilities. Most books designed for sharing feature transparent plastic sheets with raised Braille text interweaved with pages of printed words and letters. As the child’s hand progresses across the Braille, it covers the printed word so that the parent cannot see what the child is reading. BrailleInk books are designed so that the Braille text is on the bottom half of the page, and the written text is on the top. This way, parents and children can read together without the child having to risk losing his or her place.
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Web Site: http://www.tsbvi.edu )
Link to text: http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/spring06/simple.htm