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A-14 Student Design

The Book of Light
A-14-18    Плетньова Олександра

"The Book of Light" is a book that excites. Through this book, I am trying to show the light to those who have never seen it and trying to find the light in our hearts. This work is created for people to better understand how the blind people feel this world. I am pretty sure that in childhood you loved your mom reading for you before you fall asleep. Every child likes that but not everyone is lucky. That is why I decided to make a book which parents with visual impairments will be able to read to their children. In this small collection I wanted to include not just fairy tales but those which touch the soul, excite your imagination and teach life. All of these qualities I have found in the stories written by Vasyl Sukhomlinsky. And the best is that adults and small ones will be able to find something new and beautiful in these stories. The book contains four blocks — four stories ("The Oak Under the Window", "A Kind Word", "The Grey Hair", "The Lazy Pillow"). Each of them has a page made with Braille font, then a page that you can see and feel tactilely (it shows also the main point of the story), then - pages with the story made with Braille font (with pages of a regular text inside), and a page that seems empty, however, has a picture inside. If you are not familiar with the brilliant Frenchman and his system of writing, I suggest you look at Wikipedia: "Braille font is a relief-dots font for writing and reading by the blind, designed by Frenchman Louis Braille. The font is based on a combination of six dots." To write a book in Braille, a special board and an object (something like bradawl) are usually used. In the modern world, there are also special printers. But since I do not have them, I had to use a flat knitting needle and a plank with cloth, so that the needle did not just push the paper, but left volumetric dots on it. The page that seems empty has a cut-out inside, which illustrates the story. This illustration is intended for that case if the child's parents have the visual impairment, but the child hasn't. Imagine a mother reading the story and a child staring at this cut-out with the help of the light from the warm illumination of a table lamp. A small miracle that comes to life with light. After all, this book is about the light.