Illustrated books for little blind children

Rostelecom continues longstanding cooperation with the Regional charitable public fund "Illustrated Books For Little Blind Children" within the framework of the project for publication of colored Braille books for children with visual impairment. The project is included in the program of the World Decade for Cultural Development declared by UN and UNESCO.

For a quarter of a century, thanks to the active participation of companies, individuals, state and public organizations in the "Books as a Gift" program the foundation publishes and distributes free of charge polysensory books for preschool and primary school children with special educational needs.

All the books contain tactile inserts and three-dimensional and movable structures. The electronic device "Reading pencil", fabulous three-dimensional play sets and colorful packs and decorations are attached to them. These are extremely interesting and unique publications created by talented Russian artists, poets, designers and editors. Production of such books is associated with the use of complex printing and digital technologies.

In 2018, under the foundation's programs, more than nine thousand children from 160 settlements in 85 regions of Russia received new sets of books prepared on the basis of the results of the research of visual, tactile and auditory perception of children with disabilities. Events were held in 380 specialized institutions and 185 libraries, Books were sent to the homes of 120 children.

In 2018, the Fund's unique publications were presented at international book exhibitions in Minsk, Astana, Sofia and Moscow Press Festival.