Inclusive and Accessible Children’s Books from around the world

R. Tiziana Bruno

Disability is a disturbingly under-represented area in children’s literature and many more inclusive and accessible books are needed.  Outside In Worldaims to help change the future of inclusive and accessible books with its research findings. The results of a ground-breaking ‘Reading the Way’ project, undertaken in 2014/15 with funding from Arts Council England, Unwin Charitable Trust and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, shows that books from around the world have a wealth of new perspectives on disability and new ways to access stories to offer UK children. As well as highlighting many potential candidates for UK publication, the consultation has generated valuable learning points and good practice to help the UK shape children’s books of the future.

60 books were assessed in 2016, originating from 15 countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Syria.
The news paper The Guardiandescribed the search…

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