ChildVision in partnership with NCBI are delighted that our 10th annual Braille Reading Day will take place in ChildVision on November 20th 2017.
The day offers an opportunity for young readers to come together and read through the medium of braille, from the youngest readers to the more experienced, some of which have been part of the event since 2007.
Students are invited to write a piece for the day, read a passage from their favourite novel or any piece of interest to them. The day includes activities for all the family including sensory story time in our wonderful new library facility here in ChildVision.
Our VIP guests this year will be the author Judi Curtin and Claire Whelan, a Braille reader and teacher.
Author Judi Curtin says she is delighted to participate in the event.
“I love the inclusion of the word ‘fun’ in the event title. Reading is beneficial in many ways, but it’s important not to forget the pure enjoyment of relaxing with a good book. This event is a wonderful opportunity to let young people who are blind or visually-impaired share their favourite written texts. I’m very much looking forward to hearing their choices”.
“This event is especially interesting to me now, as my book, Stand By Me, features a young girl who is blind ”.
Judi was born in London, raised in Cork and now lives in Limerick. A former primary school teacher, she has been writing since 1999. In that time she has published 25 books for adults and children. Her latest book, Stand by Me, has been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.
For further information or to get involved contact Aideen Brady firstname.lastname@example.org