Inclusive book about Ukrainian minstrels, KOBZARs developed for people with blindness, poor sight and average people as well.
Design of the book was developed following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Design Guidelines. It tells about this unique layer of Ukrainian history and culture in a way that is accessible and interesting for people of different age and ability to see.
We used all available technology to create this book, which unites a minimalist and clear design with Braille font to introduce texts and illustrations to all readers. Thus, by interacting with culture, media, and technology, we have modernized and animated the cultural stratum, making it more accessible to readers, despite the difficulties of sight.
Yellow was the only color used in design, being one of few colors that are recommended for print materials for people with visual impairment. It also symbolizes the brightness and positivity that the book tries to convey to its readers.
Another challenge was to layout text in a way that there would be no word wraps, as they also make it harder for children and people with sight disabilities to read.
The book “Ukrainian Minstrels” was created in the framework of the international project in cooperation with the International Education Center (Dortmund, Germany). The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.