The applications for the 1st National Contest of Tactile Books are now open! This is the Brazilian stage of the Typhlo&Tactus award, a non-profit action that has been organized for 17 years by the French charity institution Les Doigts qui Rêvent. Its goal is to stimulate the creation and the diffusion of accessible books designed for visually impaired kids. Today, the contest is organized in 21 countries and the Instituto Benjamin Constant (IBC) will be in charge of conducting the Brazilian stage. Therefore, the staff of the IBC, service providers, and second-degree relatives cannot apply.
Registering a new or an unpublished work is crucial to protect it by copyright, to avoid plagiarism and third-party use of texts, images, quotes, academic articles, monographs, and other projects involving copyrights. It is important for the author to feel that their work is safe and protected, principally nowadays, when a lot of books and magazines spread quickly and freely on the internet, without any control by the author.
I am really happy to announce that my beloved graduation project (The Duplicated Boy: A multi-sensory illustrated book for visual impaired kids and sight-seeing children) will be at the 11th Biennial of Graphic Design from ADG. I would like to thank all the people who assisted me during that long and difficult process and who helped me bring hope, joy and opportunity to lots of children. The challenges to offer alternative solutions to visually impaired kids are still big, but if people do their part, we will be able to change this reality a bit. The Duplicated Boy is a dream project and a result of team work. I hope everybody feels touched by this project, which is very special to me.
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In this area, I will describe the methodology used in every project as well as showing the works in progress. The blog is also dedicated to the study of the principles of Design throughout the written essays. This way, people interested in the design theory can improve their knowledge.