Helping blind parents to teach their sighted children to read.


There’s a hold-up on this project.  We need a 3D surface print on 2D paper. Can anyone help?

We have written the story of Cinderella using only a few words so that on printing, it needs only a few pages.  This adaptation of Cinderella is the first in the World to include raised fonts  – both Braille and Moon, along with raised image outlines so as to help blind parents teach their sighted children to read.

We worked together with Pete Stonehouse at to produce these double braille books – doubly useful because they use both Braille and Moon fonts.

Pete produced both raised fonts by building up several layers of spot thermography but this warps the paper and is also a costly way to print it.  So can anyone help us to build raised braille using a 3D printer so that the dots stay fixed to the paper?

The production method we need to find must make it possible to outline the illustration as well as both fonts. Regular braille printers cannot achieve this.

Please contact me or Pete at Acuity Design if you have any thoughts that may help this very useful reading project.





When fish start sporting handlebars


When fish start sporting handlebars
I walk to Heartsease Wood
Where fallen fingers
Thinned by season
Chosen for reason
Re-visit their arms
To await mossen beds
And woollen threads
Of cup carved charm
From which the beak cracking
Beat of new being
Frees itself for its
First taste of air.

Here, where high traffic’s
Viewed as tranquil
Do the quill makers soar
To be shot for these writer’s pourings
Onto pulp that too
Grows no more.
Yet as words do fly
So must I
When fish start sporting handlebars
And I,
As part of Heartsease,
Feed the wood.

Grant  @PoetryEvent