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New Innovation and Idea | Fashion and Textiles | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Design & Development of Children's Wear with Braille Script and Abacus Using Banana Fabric for Visually Impaired Kids
Kalpana .S | Dr. Mamatha G. Hegde
Abstract: Visually impair is one of the disabilities where the person cannot visualize what?s happening in the environment. These people use canes to support them while walking and braille script as a system of learning. Braille script is a tool where blind people can explore themselves to read and write. Most of the kids use Abacus as a tool to explore themselves in mathematics to solve various problems like addition, multiplication, division, subtraction and place values. This study was done by exploring braille script and abacus tools in an innovative way for the school going children till the age of ten, by which children?s can be educated by the costumes which are worn. The designs were developed by two letter words and three letter words are implemented on the surface by adding sequences. Abacus tools for different age levels are implemented with replicas through beads on the garment to make the kids learn as fun activity without giving stress. The designs were developed on the surface of the garments by adding value addition to the apparels in an innovative way where braille script and abacus are implemented with the sequences like colorful beads with different sizes, half moulded plastic motifs, kundan stones of different diameters. The research is to implement braille script and abacus on the garment is to educate the visually impaired kids in fun activities. The designs were developed using banana fabric dyed with coffee extract.
Keywords: Braille script, surface value addition, Banana fabric, Abacus and visually impaired kids
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1509 - 1516