2019 | The first electronic library for visually impaired children
In 2019, in collaboration with Kaleidoscope Publications and the organization Reading for others, we created the first electronic library of fairy tales for preschool and first school-age children with visual impairments. The library at this stage consists of ten fairy tales, three of which are visual and seven audio. The visualization was done under the instructions of the Amimoni Early Intervention program, so that each fairy tale has a different level of visual adaptation, to be understood by children with a corresponding level of vision.
2021 | Our library grows
In 2020 and in the midst of a pandemic, we have seen a rapid increase in views of fairy tales on Youtube. Until June 2021, in collaboration with Kaleidoscope and Aparsis Publications, we visualize the 7 audio fairy tales and enrich our library with 10 new ones visualized.
The action “Fairytale without Borders” was financed by the Ioannis S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation within the framework of the 3rd Round of the “Points of Support” program and its sequel, “Fairytale without Borders II” was financed by the Ministry of Culture within the framework of the “Projects and actions of Digital Culture 2020”.
2022 | Our library takes on a new dimension
In 2022, in collaboration with e-Nable Greece, we are creating the first digital library of fairy tales with 3D illustration for visually impaired children. The fairy tales are available on our website along with the guide for creating and printing 3D images.
Bringing images to life
The action’s main objective is the development of a methodology for converting images of fairy tales, school textbooks and other educational tools into 3D images (printed on a 3D printer) and the pilot creation of a digital library of fairy tales with 3d illustration.
Below you can find all the .stl files (which you can print on a 3D printer yourself or have them printed by an external partner) for the fairy tales: