LVR-Landesmuseum, Neanderthal Museum
Adventures in the Stone Age
Kawi and Nuka
The Neanderthal is probably the most famous Rhinelander. The LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn and the Neanderthal Museum Mettmann have therefore developed a children’s book with the Stone Age adventures of two little Neanderthals in cooperation with Carlsen Verlag. inkl.Design took on the consulting in terms of accessibility and accompanied the book project from start to finish with its expertise.
“inkl.Experts” were involved in the development of the story, advised illustrators during the book’s creation process and provided feedback for the individual intermediate stages. Finally, we set the Braille and supervised the production of the children’s book.
In the implementation of the project, we benefited from our experience in the development of the award-winning children’s book “Bunte Bande” which inkl.Design designed together with “Aktion Mensch” and which set standards. We are proud that a second book is now available with the same approach and the attention to detail that is a matter of course for us.
The new children’s book is all about Kawi and Nuka, two friends living in the time of the Neanderthals. An introductory text in everyday language and a corresponding version in Easy Language introduce the protagonists.
Kawi and Nuka lived in a time when all tools were made of stone, readers learn. Their exciting story is about a hunt for reindeer, which has a significant influence on the two children. The special feature: On the text pages with everyday language, the story is also printed in transparent Braille.
In the book, there are also short introductions to what actually is easy language. The principle of braille is also explained in everyday language, easy language and braille.
The book costs 14.95 euros and is available in museums and from Carlsen Verlag.
A Glance at the Book
Inclusion in Use
Project Scope: Consulting of illustrators, Advice on technical production issues (Braille, book binding, logistics), Consulting (typography, fonts, contrasts), Realisation of the braille text, Proofreading of the Braille texts, Checking the design for accessibility