The magazine “Touch” is intended as a medium that communicates with blind and visually impaired people in an exciting, visual way, while also working extremely well for fully sighted people.
The book has the necessary elements to make it readable for the blind; sound, touch and Braille, but is also designed to be used together with sighted people.
We are impressed by the tactile and visual qualities of this unique innovation. It changes the way we perceive the text. How the text feels. Touch is an interesting cult object for everyone. It is part glossy magazine, part trend magazine and part coffee table book. Sighted and visually impaired readers will be able to experience the drawings three-dimensionally.
Touch also includes a supplementary CD that leads blind people through the book. The book is not stigmatising and can be used by blind, partially sighted or sighted people together or individually. Touch has an incredible exclusivity that demands that it is used with devotion, again and again.
Winner of Design for All
Design: Eilin Bergum
Award / year: Young Talent Award - 2011
Category: Design for all