Sunday, 12 July 2015

VI work bits

Some more bits made for work recently ~

Many of our children use a set of 7 books called Finger Phonics, the originals of which have quite busy illustrations.
They are a slightly more up to date version of the Jolly Phonics series.

For a child with visual impairment, any overwhelming, dark or seriously multi coloured illustrations can make using what eyesight they have, 
that much more difficult.
So I make adapted versions with simplified illustrations for our children to use and lay Braille over the text.
You can see the originals being used in this short video clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdjUODdNyz4

and here are some pages of the adapted books I make with some tactile elements.





The bird bit is to symbolise the oo in cuckoo and the bird waggles to and fro.

This is a black out blanket I was asked to make with an emergency foil blanket stitched to the underside.
It is to be used to cover a child's head in a wheelchair, so the teacher and child are tucked beneath it, probably with a UV light I imagine.
Actually I had a length of grey suiting and ironed black Vilene onto it to give it more density, then spray glued the foil onto that, then machine stitched the edges with a hem.
It has a better drape to it with the suiting, rather than using the black out fabric you get nowadays.


And this below is a prototype chair back hold all, for some of our PD children to use in class.
The teacher gave me measurements, which were wrong lol so I had to reduce the width and adapt the pocket sizes to get it right.
Now it's the correct size and design needed, I have made a pattern and  will need to make several more but in less "vibrant" fabric apparently lol.  






5 comments:

  1. IT is always very interesting to see your work projects. You are so inventive. I would have thought there was nothing wrong with vibrant either!

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  2. Hello Lyn! You do a fabulous job with these books... the children are lucky to have someone like you! :) x

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  3. You do amazing things for the children Lyn. You must be so happy to be able to contribute to their learning.

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  4. Your version of the books are fantastic and easy on the eyes! Great work!

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  5. Interesting post and lovely book ideas.

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