An idea from six years ago has finally come to fruition — the first braille activity books featuring popular Disney characters are in the hands of children across North America.
Windsor company Tactile Vision Graphics won the contract in January after about a year of conversations with Disney. The company will produce 15 different books over a three-year period.
The design process was a lot of back-and-forth, including learning how Disney’s systems work and understand what rules surrounded using the characters.
Once they got the go-ahead, the small team got to work and did a quick print run.
That run has already all sold and 150 more are printing right now. It takes about a week to print that many. The books have gone to Texas, California, Wisconsin and further.
Despite the success, the company haven’t hired anyone extra to work in the shop — yet.