Childvision

November 24, 2017 By: judicurtin Category: Books, Events

Hi everyone

Apologies for the long silence – things have been CRAZY! I had a ┬ájam-packed October, and November has been fairly busy too – including a shortlisting for the Irish Book Awards. (Yippee!)

Anyway, of all the events I’ve done lately, I think my favourite was the day I spent at Childvision in Drumcondra.

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We were celebrating the 10th annual fun braille reading day, and it was very well named. Blind and vision-impaired young people came from all over the country to demonstrate their braille reading skills, and I have to say they were all amazing. From little 5 -year old beginners, to teenagers who read as fluently as any sighted people I’ve ever heard, everyone did a great job. Some of the young people read from their own work, which was a delight to listen to.

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The guest braille reader was Clare Whelan who warmly encouraged everyone, and the star of the show was her dog Cassie, who behaved beautifully, and only got a small bit excited when he smelled chocolate.

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After the event I had lunch with the team who were most welcoming and hospitable, and I found a few minutes to tour the beautiful library with librarian Aideen Brady. All in all it was a great day, and I felt honoured to be part of it.

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