Louise Curtin has been a teacher for thirty-three years. She has worked with blind children for twenty-seven of these in the RVIB school, then as a visiting teacher of children with vision loss, and recently as the coordinator of the Feelix Library at Vision Australia. Louise began the Feelix library in 2002. It provides picture books and tactile books with other hands on materials to increase the meaning of the story. The aim of the Feelix Library is to have braille and tactile formats in children’s hands as early as possible to enhance literacy skills. She uses a collage type approach to the tactile books including braille graphics where possible. Story events are incorporated as part of the Feelix Library so that children can have the real experience of the story.
Louise is a passionate advocate for accessible mediums that allow people with vision loss more information about the world.