Crimean Tatar Gasprinsky library has presented 3 books written in braille-- a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired.
The books are Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “The Swineherd”, “The Nightingale”, which were translated to Crimean Tatar.
The books were issued with a support of Chelyabinsk library for blind and visually impaired.
“Work with blind and visually impaired people started last year. We have raised the issue at the international conference for librarians, held in Sudak in June. Our colleagues from Russia’s Chelyabinsk and Saint Petersburg libraries have issued books by Andersen in braille. It was made for free”- director of Gasprinsky’s library Gulnara Yagyaeva noted.
According to the stuff of Saint Petersburg library, there were some difficulties in issuing the books.
“The main difficulty was that we had to type something the text in the language that we didn’t know, so if there was a mistake in the text, we could not reveal it”.
Anyway, deputy director of Crimean Tatar library Lilya Kadirova assured that the texts were typed correctly.
After the books are examined, they will be transferred to the organizations that need them.