Who are we?

Our history

Les Doigts Qui Rêvent, (Dreaming Fingers) was born in 1993 after we noticed the total lack of access to TiBs (Tactile Illustrated Books) for visually impaired children in France.

A group of parents and a teacher, seeing no official answers, decided to react. One teacher in the group managed to produce one TiB (100 copies of a collage book) by sheer improvisation. But the success of this TiB proved that it was urgent to create a special workshop to produce TiBs.

Les Doigts Qui Rêvent is a publisher with charitable status.

Our aims are :

Tasks :

Our philosophy does not accept any human exploitation. So instead of sending our production to a country with very low wages, we have created a workshop in our town providing a way for people with marked social disabilities to start to have a normal life and find a normal job.

What we have already done :

1992
Creation of the TiB "Au pays d'Amandine dine dine" and 4 tactile puzzles in a classroom of visually impaired children.

1993
Production of 100 copies of that TiB and those puzzles.

1994
Ldqr registered as a non profit organisation.

1995
Study journey in Europe to meet people involved in TiB (France, Spain, Italy, UK).

1996
Creation of our social workshop: 1 technical caregiver and people with social disabilities: people excluded from work producing books for visually impaired children excluded from reading.

1999
Organisation of the first international meeting about TiB (Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Russia, England, France) “Learning to read, yes, but what?” in Dijon.

2000

2001

2002

Creation of the Amandine Centre: Research Centre about tactile pictures, a set of partnerships with 5 universities.

2003
Ldqr publish the first artistic tactile book.

2004
Creation of a new department (ToM’s 3d) using a new technique (4 years of trials) to put Braille and drawing in relief on any smooth surface.

2005
Tactus became Typhlo & Tactus with : Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom.

2006
Setting up a new research group, BiTiB (Blind Infants’ Tactile Illustrated Books) with Italy, Netherlands, Quebec, Czech Republic.

2007
Creation of 3 new collections.

2008
A new collection, "Corpus Tactilis" for the professional working with visually impaired children. French translations of the main essays (Y. Ericksson, Lilli Nielsen, Mary Lee, C. Linders, S. Fraiberg, S. Millar…)

2009
Typho & Tactus become international in partnership with ICEVI.

2010

2011
International year :

2012

2013

We create and produce :

We distribute schools and educational materials from :

Our tactile illustrations use the following techniques :

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