A choice of Rinat Hoffer's poems
Accessible illustrated books innovative enterprise
First accessible book for all children, including children with physical and cognitive impairments.
The reading experience of a children's book consists of two equally important elements: the written texts and the illustrations that complement it. In Israel this complete experience is not available to all children, some cannot enjoy the illustrations.
This new project consists on editing and printing the first accessible book for all children, including children with physical and cognitive impairments.
The book's objective is to bring its joy to all children by providing access to its components - written poems and related palpable illustrations.
This innovative enterprise was done in cooperation with
Veronica Ellran – developer of the 'sense the Art' project,
Rinat Hoffer writer and Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House Ltd.,
The Jewish Institute for the Blind in Jerusalem,
'Zamid', the Great Bak'a Community Council Jerusalem,
Municipality of Jerusalem,
The Central Library for Blind & Reading Impaired People,
Tami Porath, Producer & Publisher of Unique Books.
In order to produce the book, I, as the developer of 'Sense the Art Project', decided to do an exploration workshop with blind and visually impaired students from the 'Jewish Institute for the Blind' and from the 'Yahad, Together Youth Program'.
Seven students, ages 18-21, participated in the workshop: Avishai Abrahmof, Elior Barda, Hodaya Yechezkel, Meir Shachor, Miri Fridman, Roni Ochayun and Shmuel Tahrani.