Tactile game board designed for the game Risk.

Build a Better Book and Computer Science Partnership

Feb. 13, 2020

A beautiful partnership is growing between the public library makerspace and the high school in Mountain Lakes, NJ. Ian Matty, library makerspace instructor, has piloted a Build a Better Book project with computer science instructor Brandon Horn. Students in Horn's class immerse themselves in developing materials for blind and visually...

Stories for your senses sign and letters from tactile alphabet

Stories for Your Senses

Dec. 17, 2019

Stories for Your Senses: an accessible exhibition of tactile art, books, & games is on exhibit at the Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery from December 7, 2019 - February 2, 2020. This hands-on exhibit features tactile artwork by Ann Cunningham, Colorado artist and art educator at the Colorado Center for...

Peter and Nancy Torpey

Build a Better Book: Accessible Tech (October 19, 2019)

Nov. 19, 2019

Build a Better Book presents a panel discussion on Accessible Tech. Presenters include: Nancy and Peter Torpey, hosts of the Eyes on Success podcast; Neal McKenzie from the Sonoma County Office of Education, and Eli Sanchez from the Earle Baume Center in Sonoma, CA. Facilitated by Stacey Forsyth (Build a...

Chelsea Sims being interviewed for Make, Think, Innovate Maker Challenge

Think, Make, Innovate in Iowa

Nov. 19, 2019

Our Build a Better Book partner at South East Junior High in Iowa was featured in the Think, Make, Innovate Maker Challenge sponsored by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Check out the video series highlighting Build a Better Book projects. Watch the videos .

Two boys working on creating tactile memory game pieces.

University of Wyoming Lab School

Oct. 31, 2019

University of Wyoming Libraries and the UW Lab School have launched a Tactile Design Elective course for middle school students based on the Build a Better Book training received at the 2019 Professional Development workshop. Check out the feature article about their project .

Children's hands working on a crafted page with construction paper, pipecleaners, and make makey board

Literacy and Media Lab

Oct. 15, 2019

Bridget Dalton, from CU Boulder's School of Education and Build a Better Book has been working with students at Lafayette Elementary School to incorporate digital literacy into accessible materials for students who have visual impairments. Read full article

Attendees for Professional Development posing in front of a Star Wars poster.

Build a Better Book Training Workshop

2020-2021 / Recruiting new partner sites for Build a Better Book! Apply online by November 1, 2019 for the training workshop on January 29 - 31, 2020, taking place in Boulder, Colorado.

for 3D Giving Day showing 3D printing pen and a book

3D Giving Day - December 3

Oct. 1, 2019

Build a Better Book and 3Doodler are bringing together schools to create tactile reading experiences for students who are blind or visually impaired. Sign up here until November 10 to be a participating school. Read More

Poster for Build a Better Blank workshop event at Glen Ellyn Public Library

Build a Better Blank

Sept. 17, 2019

Glen Ellyn Public Library in Illinois is hosting an introductory workshop on the Build a Better Book project on Wednesday, September 25, from 4-6 pm. If you are in the area, register to learn more about Build a Better Book.

SpecDrums ring on top of an Eric Carle picture book.

Webinar: Build a Better Book Project Showcase (July 25, 2019)

Build a Better Book project partners present a showcase of student projects completed in spring & summer 2019. Presenters include: April Chamberlain (Trussville City Schools, AL), Ian Matty (Mountain Lakes Public Library, NJ), and Stacey Forsyth (Build a Better Book). Project highlights include: audio-enhanced books created with SpecDrums and accessible...