Family First Braille is launching a magazine! We are excited and can't wait to tell you all about it.
Who is the magazine for?
People who are at risk of losing their vision, and their family members. Family First Braille Magazine will provide an introduction to braille and other services and products for people with visual impairments.
What will be in the magazine?
The magazine will be approximately 24 pages. 20 of those pages will be print, with pictures. 4 of the pages will be braille, with games and puzzles to help introduce braille in a fun way.
There will be interviews of people, guides to gifts and toys, spotlights on nonprofit agencies, family profiles, editorial columns, games to play, family activities, crafts, and many other things. There will also be advertisements for businesses and nonprofits who serve people with visual impairments.
The magazine will not be glossy, it will be matte paper. This is because I don't want the braille pages to be noticeably different than the rest of the magazine.
How much will it cost?
It will be free. I will print as many as I can afford to print, and you can request them through this website. I will also be looking for places to display them, and I will list those places on my website as well.
Will it be accessible for people who already read braille?
If you contact me, I will send you a copy of the magazine entirely in braille, either contracted or uncontracted.
This sounds like a great idea! How can I help?
I'm so glad you asked! In order to keep the magazine free, I need to pay my costs with advertisements. If you have a nonprofit agency, the cost is $20 for a business card size advertisement.
If you have a small business, the cost is $35 for a business card size advertisement.
If you really believe in this project, and want to help it succeed, there are larger advertisement spaces that you can purchase for higher amounts of money. Please contact me and we'll discuss it.
I can't afford to spend any money, but I still want to help!
I need to interview people and families. I need to write articles about interesting things that are happening in education, technology, and activism. Do you have an event I could write about?
Or are you a writer and you would like to write an article? Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to tell people about your product or services? I would love to talk to you about that. Email me and we'll get started.
There will be more information about the magazine, so stay tuned!
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.