14A Japanese pamphlet on the topic of cloth and tactile picture books highlighted the fact that these books can be de signed exactly to suit the personality and needs of the child for whom they are being made: "the only book in the world that has been made just for you" (Imamura 1981). They can be made from a variety and combination of materials: paper, cloth, foil, straw, thread, card, wool, wood, mirror, bells, leather, vinyl, perfumes and scented items; the list is endless, limited only by the ingenuity and creativity of whoever is making the book

Coordinating Committee

(1981) The Future of Cloth and Tactile Picture Books. Kaisei-Sha, Tokyo.

Further Reading:

Odor JP & Buultjens M (1988) Computer based raised diagrams and pictures f young visually handicapped children. Paper presented at ICEVH, Edinburgh; August 1988.


(1969) How Can I Make What I Cannot See? Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.