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Re: Braille books
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Braille books
- From: Betty Storz <storz@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:11:43 -0700
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The illustrations are intended for the blind, to feel as they do when
"reading" the Braille dots. When Kathy spoke to me this morning, she said,
"Imagine how thrilling it would be for a child to be able to "see" the Moon
Horse as he's reading the story!"
I imagine that, if the raised outlines of the illustrations were to be in
color, sighted persons could enjooy them, also.
>I don't mean to be insensitive but I can't help asking - the illustrations
>for braille books, are they also meant for seeing persons to read as well?
>Or are the illustrations embossed using intalglio printing techniques for
You are not being insensitive. You've raised an interesting point.
>This ideas sounds facinating and yet paradoxal.
>Cheers! Colette Vosberg
>> From: Betty Storz <storz@xxxxxxx>
>> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Braille books
>> Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 11:51 AM
>> I am posting this request for a legally blind artist who would like to
>> in touch with anyone who is producing Braille books.
>> She wants to do illustrations for Braille books, particularly children's,
>> using intaglio techniques. She has her own press.
>> Please respond either to me:
>> Betty Storz storz@xxxxxxx
>> or to:
>> Kathy Mooney 707-937-0000
>> PO Box 1237
>> Mendocino, CA