The IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People was established in 1985 at the Norwegian Institute for Special Education at the University of Oslo under the direction of Nina Reidarson. It remained at this location until the summer of 2002 when Heidi Boiesen took over and it moved to the Haug Municipal Resource Centre for Young People with Disabilities in Baerum, just outside Oslo.
Read more about the history of the Centre in an article by Tordis Ørjasæter that appeared in the journal IBBY Norway - 50 Years! (click here for the link)
The Centre offers information, consultation and documentation services for organizations, research workers, teachers, students, librarians, publishers, authors, illustrators, policy makers and the media who work with young people with special needs.
Due to its various international projects, which have been supported by UNESCO, publishers and IBBY contact persons, the Centre has built up a large international collection of books catering to children and young people but also to adults with language disabilities and reading difficulties. The books are regularly shown at conferences, book fairs and exhibitions.
Copies of the catalogues are available from the IBBY Secretariat. For inquiries about exhibiting the collection or for ordering bulk copies of the catalogue, again, please contact the Secretariat.
Lecture given by Heidi Cortner Boiesen at the 2004 IBBY Congress in Cape Town: Can Books make a Difference?
The 2005 and 2007 collections were exhibited around Japan.
Read more about the tours.
The 2007 collection was exhibited in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Read more about the seminar and exhibition.
The 2005 collection was exhibited in Tehran, Iran.
read more about the exhibition
Link to catalogues in IBBY Archives: click here
International Tactile-Illustrated Book Prize Typhlo & Tactus 2011
For the review of the proceedings and winners click here
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