The Digby Project: How can a picture book be accessible and inclusive to all children?
Master of Children's Book Illustration
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Children’s picture books have always had significance and importance in children’s lives. However picture books are not always made accessible to everyone. As someone with visual impairment myself, The Digby project was designed to create a series of books dedicated to be fully accessible and inclusive to all readers.
Featuring a little mole called Digby who is blind. Each story explores an adventure he embarks on and all the senses and sensations he experiences in the world surrounding him. Designed with blind and visually impaired readers in mind the books also feature braille as well as text and in future will also feature tactile elements.