Partners

Tactile Reading 2024 is organized by various Dutch organizations.

Bibliotheekservice Passend Lezen

 
Bibliotheekservice Passend Lezen is the library for everyone with a reading disability. Our aim is to give people with reading disabilities access to the world of knowledge and culture in order to stimulate the personal development, to promote their social participation and integration and to improve their position in society. Anyone should be able to gain access to information and reading materials, no matter which reading disability they may have. 

How do we contribute to that? With our service we offer a collection which contains thousands of books, newspapers and magazines in various reading formats such as audio, Braille, digital, large print and a combination of reading formats. In addition, Passend Lezen also offers radio plays, lectures, tactile maps, cloth books for visually impaired children and the opportunity to customize personal documents in a reading format of choice. 

Passend Lezen is part of the Dutch public library system and the means to make our services possible have been granted to the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Dutch Royal Library) by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Thanks to the many different reading formats and the extensive collection, the pleasure of reading is, and will remain, possible for everyone! 

www.passendlezen.nl

The CBB

The CBB is committed to enhancing the world of the blind and visually impaired. One way in which we help is through producing books a d magazines in appropriate formats: braille, large print, digital, audio and relief print. We have more than 100 year experience producing braille Bibles and other (Christian) literature. Our vision: a visual impairment shouldn’t be a barrier to access the Bible and other literature.
We also help companies and community organizations to reach this unique target group. With expressions in braille. For a menu. An information booklet. A puzzle. And much more. We can print digitally/traditionally on media such as paper, plastic and aluminium. Tailor made, to make the message felt.
In the past years the CBB developed a concept that combines full color tactile images with braille. The braille is synchronized with big letter print to make it possible to read together on character level. It is also combined with audio on a talking pen. The pen gives a description of every image and reads the text. A wonderful concept that also looks fantastic! Our plans are to produce the concept in different languages and countries.

www.cbb.nl – www.braille.nl

Dedicon

As a non-profit organisation, Dedicon believes in a society in which everyone should be able to participate fully. Access to text and images is key to this. This is why we make existing text and images accessible for people with reading disabilities. For them, we produce attractive, alternative ways of reading formats: easy-to-read, visible, audible, or in an elevated form you can feel. For example, information in braille, audio files, drawings you can feel, large print, digital files or hybrid variants of these different formats.

Our primary focus is on education and the public library network. For this, Dedicon is subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science and by the Dutch Royal Library.

Dedicon is continuously investing in innovation. Our innovation team develops and realises a range of useful solutions for people with visual disabilities. Intelligent applications, like apps for example. Sometimes surprising, mostly original and always accessible. Innovations often come in the form of projects. These are temporary activities with a specific aim. In many cases, we carry out these projects in collaboration with national and international partners. For Dedicon, these projects are key to developing new, innovative solutions for people with reading disabilities. They provide direction to our future and to theirs!

www.dedicon.nl
 

Koninklijke Bibliotheek

The KB is the national library of the Netherlands. Driven by the power of the written word we further intellectual development, proficiency and creativity in the Netherlands. To this end, we seek collaboration with partners in the domains of public libraries, cultural heritage and academics. The KB promotes the visibility, usability and longevity of the Dutch Library Collection, defined as the collective holdings of all publicly funded libraries in the Netherlands. Unhindered access to these collections furthers the development of new ideas and allows researchers to build upon the ideas of their predecessors.

The quality of the chain of access to public information and the very existence of the responsible organizations is determined by their mission statement and their position within the networks in which they operate. A thorough understanding of each partner's role in the network must underlie any strategy. The KB builds its activities upon the power of her network.