First Ever Illustration
Book For the Visually
Impaired Community

Their First Interaction With The Illustrations of the Book

A New Visual Language Beyond Braille

Beyond Braille is an illustrative attempt to create a window of delightful experiences for the visually impaired community. Promising to be one of its kind picture books, it takes our imaginative readers on an exciting journey. This series aims to bring stories to life with the help of illustrations for the VI community.

The method used in the series comes as breakthrough research to visualize and imagine the world as it is. It opens the gate of potential possibilities for the VI community to explore pictures like never before. Because perhaps this is for the first time that the VI community would get an opportunity to feel the true shapes of objects/figures in the pictures. This would improve their learning, speed and efficiency, thereby improving their quality of living. Moreover, this invention would make the learning process more enjoyable.

The project is a brainchild of Ms Nupur Agarwal, founder of Beyond Braille. While pursuing her Masters at CEPT University in 2014, Nupur worked on the concept of a tactile picture book for the VI community, exploring and developing it further with different mediums and materials, she created a 3D printed & embossed illustration picture book for VI.

Visual Dictionary

Visual Dictionary, a one-of-a-kind picture dictionary, connecting the world of visuals to the visually impaired community. It helps them visualize the day-to-day objects like car, apple, flower etc, in a simpler way with the help of braille text. The illustrations in the book are designed closer to their natural interpretation of sensing the objects/figures. It also acts as a reader’s guide for other books in the series. Pictures and graphics play a crucial role in education right from the beginning. Starting off, almost everything is taught through some sort of a drawing to a sighted child. This book would help in bridging the gap between the sighted and the visually impaired.

Ranchhod Sees The World

Ranchhod Sees the World is the first ever inspirational tactile illustration picture book for the visually impaired community. This book explores many different concepts, methods, and materials in its making. The story revolves around the plot of a curious village boy who is visually impaired since birth, based on a real-life story of Ranchhod Soni, an Indian teacher who in spite of his visual impairment has found his own way of learning new things and discovering the world. This book focuses not only on inspiring and educating children, but is a relevant example for others as it transcends the barrier which sight sometimes raises for the visually impaired community.

The Hare and The Tortoise

This new version of the classic tale, The Hare and The Tortoise, explores simple raised outline illustrations for the VI community to narrate the whole story. The story revolves around a speedy Hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, the Tortoise, challenged him to a race. Read on the story and find out who wins the race in the end and how?

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