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Reading the Way 2 Reading the Way Research Welcome Executive Summary Introduction Objectives Our Book Selection Our Research Outcomes Key Findings Accessible Books Inclusive Books Translation Challenges Accessible Books in Brief Inclusive Books in Brief Recommendations Case Study 1: Featuring Symbols Case Study 2: Featuring Signs Case Study 3: Accessible and Inclusive Books Case Study 4: She and the Others Case Study 5: Alice's Heart Case Study 6: Lorenzo's Saucepan Case Study 7: Zitti's Cake Shop Case Study 8: Books Relevant to Visual Impairment Publicity Seminars Bibliography Activities Articles Booklists News Flash Information & Resources Anniversary Book Selections

Key findings

  • On a general level, this project has served to demonstrate how much interest there is in this field, (both in the UK and internationally).  This has been evident through the number of participants willing to take part in the focus group activity and the number of books proposed for inclusion in the project.

  • Undertaking the project reinforces OIW’s existing belief in the very real need for inclusive and accessible books and the value of such books to children and families.
  • There was a clear sense of 'hunger' for good books which were accessible to different audiences and included positive images or messages.  Special schools were particularly eager to view the former, whilst mainstream settings particularly welcomed the latter. However, there was also a strong sense of a need for some 'overlap' between the two settings and for many books not to be considered ‘solely’ of relevance to one or the other.
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