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re: your article on appropriate toys for blind/VI...
Posted by Amber Bobnar on Oct 08, 2012 - 4:12pm
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Posted by maevejopson on Oct 09, 2012 - 3:03pm
I know this isn't related to your question, but I am part of a group project at the Rhode Island School of Design and we are designing a toy for children who are blind or visually impaired. We were hoping that we might be able to ask you a few questions about working with the visually impaired!
Any information you could provide us would be greatly appreciated!
Posted by Amber Bobnar on Mar 14, 2013 - 8:56am
For anyone interested, the question about designing toys for blind children is answered here: http://www.wonderbaby.org/answers/we-are-designing-developmental-toy-chi...