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BlindArtBy BlindArt
First created
BlindArtBy BlindArt
First created
€2,180
pledged of €17,000pledged of €17,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 24 2016 2:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

"Chasing the sock thief" is a series of four tactile children's books. These books are special because of their engaging story and many added values.

The main characters of the story are keyboard button Enter and a Little yellow sock who has lost her twin sister – another yellow sock. Enter and the little yellow sock believes that the twin sister has been stolen by the sock thief Zip. Together they go on a mission to find the thief and searches for him in various places at home. During their adventure they realise that there actually is no such thing as a sock thief and everything is explicable with order of things.

 Each of the four books has its own educational purpose and the moral of the story is gradually revealed as the story develops.

- In the first book events takes place in a wardrobe and with the help of the story, children can learn about shapes and colour.

- During the story of second book, characters find themselves in kitchen cupboards and events of this book teaches kids about being safe and careful in kitchen.

- In third book characters are now in a toy closet and children are taught about numbers.

- Fourth and final book teaches about importance of being polite with the help of some additional characters – the wise books that Enter button and Yellow sock meets on the book shelves.

CREATED BY BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED:

 “Chasing the sock thief” book series were written by four talented members of Latvian Society of the Blind. During creative workshops that were organised in a time period of 10 weeks, these blind authors created characters and events that comes together in a unique story. 

The illustrations of the books were drawn by visually impaired and blind children from Strazdumuiza Residential Secondary School and Training Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Riga, Latvia). Illustrations were made by using a complex tactile art technique - special stencils are used to make dots around them as coordination borders, then orientating by touch of the fingers, kids are able to colour the shapes using their imagination.

VALUABLE CONTENT:  

 Modern, interesting and educational literature for your kids!

INTERACTIVE: 

A special Emboss varnish will be used to create a salient and make illustrations of the books into touchable visualisations. This way illustrations will become interactive and will work as a helpful tool for stimulating sensory development.  

The pages of books will be made out of thick and resistant uncoated paper, so that kids can fully enjoy the touchable visualisations without the book becoming worn out too soon. Uncoated paper helps to guarantee a high quality look for illustrations. 

Books will be bounded with a spiral, making them more durable and preventing pages from falling out. We considered various material options and choose the ones that provides maximum quality for our project. It was our priority to make sure that the books will be made in the best possible way and will last for a long time. 

TECHNOLOGICAL VALUE: 

 Majority of the print will be done in Latin writing system (English, German or Latvian). 

Limited part of the print is planned to be done in Braille for use of blind and visually impaired.

CONTRIBUTES TO SOCIETY

 

 

Books will be available in English, German and Latvian. We will contact you after you select your reward and specify in what language you would like to receive your book. 

 

 Our First Stretch Goal is to reach 17 000 euros. With this funding we will be able to publish “Chasing the sock thief” series of four books with special emboss varnish.

Second Stretch Goal – 22 000 euros. If we reach this goal, we aim to make the story digitally interactive as well! With the help of Overly application, it would be possible to experience some parts of the story as fun animations. Prototype of how it would look like has already been developed:

 Third Stretch Goal: By reaching 25 000 euros we will be able not only to make books Overly friendly, but also add interactive games like memory training game or stencils that can be used for colouring. These games will come as addition to books making them even more interactive and interesting for children. If we reach this goal, we will fully develop this idea and add interactive game to each book.

Fourth Stretch Goal: 30 000 euros. Reaching this goal will give us opportunity to develop animations for Overly app, as well as additional interactive games. Plus we would like to make an "Chasing the sock thief" series audio book in English.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

We are a social business platform "BlindArt" (based in Riga, Latvia) that started in 2007 with a goal to bring awareness to blind and visually impaired people. During our projects we want to inspire them to explore their talents and create artworks and other objects with value. 

In this project we especially wanted to emphasise how blind and visually impaired are able to create something that is high quality and can be useful to sighted people. Of course, we are doing a limited part of the print in Braille to honour the creators of "Chasing the sock thief" books. 

In one of BlindArt's previous projects blind children created artistic photo collages that were later shown in a traveling exhibition. With the help of this exhibition, donations were collected and all the raised money was used to provide Strazdumuiza Residential Secondary School and Training Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired with new reading devices.
By organising this kind of creative workshops, exhibitions and other activities we hope to show society that people with special needs are often overlooked because of their health issues, when in reality they are very talented and capable in their own unique way. 
By giving people a chance to donate or buy created artworks, "BlindArt" contributes to social accountability. 
With our actions we hope to make a positive impact on development of social business ideas. 

Read more about BlindArt and our previous projects: blindart.lv

Team:

Thanks to our partners: 

 

• We believe that our project is special and we would like to share it with as many people as possible. Kickstarter gives us chance to reach an audience all over the world.

• We like that crowdfunding connects creators with supporters. We want you to become a part of our team!

• By supporting our Kickstarter campaign you will be laying the groundwork for our future projects and helping “BlindArt” to grow bigger and stronger.

• In a case of our campaign being successful, you have a chance to give your children a unique and fun way to explore the world with the help of our story books.

• You can help us show others how sometimes you have to see behind the obvious to find a real talent! 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The risks are low, because we have a product that is ready to be made and we know exactly how to do it.
We believe in what we do and since 2007 we have realised multiple successful projects.
"BlindArt" already have valuable experience, but we want to keep growing and see this book series come to life. We feel that we have chosen the optimal amount of time during wich we can fulfil all of the tasks that are necessary to prepare rewards for our backers.
There is always a chance of unexpected events, but we are hopeful that our experience, time invested in preparation and research of materials will help us to save time and prepare everything in time.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    • THANK YOU SET •

    You will receive a special “Thank you!” drawing made by blind and visually impaired children in your e-mail.
    Thank you! We value your support!

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    • PDF SET •

    You will receive a PDF format of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    • PDF COLOURING SET •

    You will receive a PDF format of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + 4 colouring books in a PDF format (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    • PERSONALIZED PDF SET •

    You will receive a PDF format of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    + Your name put together from letters that were drawn by blind and visually impaired children.

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.

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    • ONE PRINTED BOOK + PDF SET •

    You will receive:
    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    Total: 14 pages + covers

    + PDF format of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    • SUPER EARLY BIRD: PRINT & PDF SET •

    {SPECIAL €45 SUPER EARLY BIRDS SAVE!}
    You will receive:
    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers
    YOUR CHOICE - LATIN OR BRAILLE VERSION

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €60 or more About $67

    • EARLY BIRD: ALL FOUR PRINT & PDF SET •

    {SPECIAL €25 EARLY BIRDS SAVE!}
    You will receive:
    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers
    YOUR CHOICE - LATIN OR BRAILLE VERSION

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €85 or more About $95

    • ALL FOUR PRINT & PDF SET •

    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €85 or more About $95

    • BRAILLE PRINT & PDF SET •

    BRAILLE printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €120 or more About $134

    • PERSONALIZED & SIGNED SET •

    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers
    ~ ALL BOOKS SIGNED BY AUTHORS ~

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail.

    + Your name put together from letters that were drawn by blind and visually impaired children.

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $279

    • EXTRA PERSONALISED & SIGNED SET •

    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers
    ~ ALL BOOKS SIGNED BY AUTHORS ~

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    + Your name drawn SPECIALLY FOR YOU by blind and visually impaired children

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly application.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to each book.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive “Chasing the sock thief” series audio book in English.

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    Pledge €2,500 or more About $2,791

    • ORIGINAL ARTWORK & DONATION SET •

    (free shipping)
    You will receive:
    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the wardrobe”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the cupboard”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the toy cabinet”
    - “Chasing the sock thief in the bookcase”
    Total: 56 pages + covers

    + Printed books with the special Emboss varnish IN BRAILLE WRITING SYSTEM of all four books.
    Total: 56 pages + covers
    ~ ALL BOOKS SIGNED BY AUTHORS ~

    + PICK 5 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FROM THE BOOKS

    + PDF format of all four books in your e-mail (use it in a tablet, computer or print it yourself!)
    Total: 64 pages

    + PDF format of 4 colouring books in your e-mail (print and colour!)

    + Your name drawn SPECIALLY FOR YOU by blind and visually impaired children

    + A SPECIAL DONATION PACK of
    Printed version with the special Emboss varnish of ALL FOUR BOOKS from the series
    Total: 56 pages + covers

    We will send this pack to an organisation (school, society etc.) or someone whom you want surprise with our books. Your choice – in Braille or Latin writing system. A greeting card from BlindArt will be included.

    *If we reach our Second Stretch goal, you will be able to use our books with Overly app animations.
    ** If we reach our Third Stretch goal, you will receive interactive games that will be added to books.
    *** If we reach our Fourth Stretch goal, you will receive Audio book in English.

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Funding period

- (35 days)