Children's Print-braille Book Collection

This collection of children’s print-braille books are provided by the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) in partnership with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

The books feature innovative, inclusive access to the text and illustrations in the book. They do this by combining print, braille, and QR Codes, making them the first of their kind and accessible to as many readers as possible. The QR codes can be scanned with a QR code-reading app, which will display the text and even read it aloud. Details about the braille and QR codes are included within each book.

VIRN and NNELs are proud of this project and how it both supports literacy in public libraries and offers paid work experience for vision impaired members of the VIRN community. VIRN also acknowledges the many hours of work provided by volunteers that contributed to this project’s success. 

This project was made possible thanks in part to support from the Government of Canada’s Social Development and Partnership Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D).

VIRN, NNELS and InterLINK hope your patrons enjoy and share these books in all kinds of ways.

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