haptiBOOK International Online Meeting 2021

Programme 12th June 2021

12:00 - 12:20: Welcome and introduction


12:20 - 12:40: Presentation “Books for all children - right from the start!” (Caroline Schürer, The German Center for Accessible Reading - dzb lesen)

12:40 - 13:00: Presentation “Multiformat books in ONCE: new technologies” (Ángel David Martín-Blas Cifuentes, Bibliographic Service from the Spanish National Organization of the Blind)

13:00 - 13:20: Presentation "What is behind our tactile illustrated books" (Mauricio Fuentes, Fundación Tactus Colombia)


13:20 - 13:30: break


13:30 - 13:50: Presentation “Imagimnation. Tactile picture books and scientific illustration” (Karolina Banaszkiewicz Badura, Gimnastyka Wyobraźni)

13:50 - 14:10: Presentation “Discovering the world with "tactile and action" books” (Reiner Delgado & Eva Cambeiro Andrade, DBSV – German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted)

14:10 - 14:30: Presentation “Reading pleasure with tactile illustrated books” (Anneke Blok, Royal Dutch Visio)


14:30 - 15:00: break


*After the break, we will divide the participants into 3 groups for the parallel round table discussions. Each round will last half an hour, after which each group will move on to discuss the next topic. The three topic areas to be discussed are:

  • Production techniques: how to produce tactile illustrations and braille and how to bind tactile books?
  • Conception of tactile illustrated books: how to design tactile books that are suitable and attractive for children with and without visual impairment?
  • Human resources: how to find partners and volunteers to help manufacture the books?

15:00 - 15:30: Round table discussion 1st topic

15:30 - 16:00: Round table discussion 2nd topic

16:00 - 16:30: Round table discussion 3rd topic


16:30 - 16:45: break


16:45 - 18:00: Sharing session and conclusion of the meeting