Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Making Tactile Books

Tactile shape book

Making Tactile Books offers an introduction to the creation of tactile books for young children who are blind or visually impaired.  Tactile books are a helpful way to encourage the development of early literacy and pre-braille skills.  The Step-by-Step Guide to Making Tactile Books by TVI Christine Moe is especially helpful and includes the following:

  • Checking It Out:  making the book inviting to tactile exploration
  • Meaningful Literacy
  • Tactile Illustrations
  • How to Make a Tactile Books:  A Step-By-Step Guide
    • Paper
    • Size
    • Interlined Braille Text
    • Bindings
    • Materials for Illustrations
    • Adhesives
    • Finishing Touches

The site also includes sample concept books and preschool activities, such as circle time.


Posted on November 8, 2014
Updated on: February 8, 2018