A distribution event for the tactile books donated by Vision-Aid was conducted at the school premises of St. Louis School for the Blind, Chennai on 22.02.2022, Poonamallee Blind School, Chennai on 24.02.2022 and in NAB, Chennai. Members from Vision Aid namely Mr. Narasimhan , Member Secretary, Mr. Vijay , Program Director and Mrs. Gargee, National Program Manager were present. Mrs.Varunya, MarCom Lead of RLF team was present. Vision Aid team handed over the RLF tactile books to the students. Few of the students and teachers who’ve used the RLF tactile books previously were eager to share their feedback with the team.
“My favorite RLF Tactile book is Exploring Windows. With screen reader we understand what is displayed on the screen but we never knew the shapes of the icon but now we know the shapes, short cut keys. My other favorite is the Map Book with which I understood the position of the states and ocean. Thank you Vision Aid and Raised Lines Foundation for providing us with these books.” said Mas.Lakshminarayan, a student of class XII.
“This is the first time I’m able to imagine the shape of a heart!” said a visually challenged student of Class VII.
The junior students were excited to feel the various pictures in the coloring book and scream the names of the object in chorus when they identified them. They were delighted knowing they could color independently.
“These books will be useful for teaching kids of all classes. Our teaching will be much more efficient and these kids can now imagine things which they have never felt previously. We look forward to your support in receiving such effective teaching learning aids for our children to improve the quality of education provided to them” said Mrs.Amuda Mary, a primary school teacher.