A Day at the Beach: iBook and Tactile book

Download this free, accessible beach experience book!

Just in time for summer! Are you planning a beach trip? Here is a great beach experience book for young readers. The book talks about many of the sights and sounds that are experienced at the beach. Whether you are planning a trip, want to re-experience your trip or just wishing for a day at the beach, this book is for you! The predictable wording in this book supports young readers. 

Download the accessible A Day at the Beach iBook here. Open the book in iBooks, a free app available for iOS devices and Apple computers. For students who use a refreshable braille display, mute VoiceOver (M Chord to mute) and read the book in braille.

This book was created and shared by Lindsey Lanier, a student at the University of North Carolina, as part of a class project. Lindsey also created a tactile version of this book. Interested in creating your own tactile version? See images of Lindsey’s pages below. Lindsey purchased all of the tactile materials at Michael’s craft store. Gold fine sparkle paper used to represent the sand texture. Rippled foam paper used to represent water. Large sparkle paper used to make fish and represent scales. Seashells, feathers, sand dollars, and starfish were used. Each book has the braille sentence(s) at the top of the page and the textured images below.

Title Page: Blue wrinkled-textured sky with silver sparkle waves.

Sparkled textured paper representing the sand with four real shells glued on top.

Blue wrinkled textured paper cut into waves

Bird feathers in the shape of a bird with two 'googlie' eyes and a beak.

Blue wrinkle-texture representing water with multi colored circle sparkle texture cut into the shape of a fish; googlie eye on fish.

Sparkle paper representing the sand with a real star fish and sand dollar glued on top.

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