Published: June 3, 2021

Girl adding braille to an Elephant and Piggie book.Students from Yonkers Public School have been working on adding braille and other tactile features to popular children's books like the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. Tracey Wong, Director of Library Services received a Build a Better Book Small Grant in December 2020. The grant helped purchase 3D pens, books, a Cricut machine, and Makey Makey and Specdrums kits so students can add textures and sound to their projects while learnng about universal design prinicples and better accessibility for people with visual impairments. The books will be donated to the Lavalle School for the Blind.