The first audio lesson on journalism took place in the inclusive media club "Zhuraveinik". The children got acquainted with one of the lessons of the future journalism textbook for blind children.
One of the tasks was to listen to the Alexei Samoletov’s audio report. The article was about a man who has been searched the archives for the documents of his repressed relative for a long time. It was important to understand the way the information is perceived by ordinary and blind children.
According to Anton Ponomarev, a blind student, editor of the children's city newspaper for blind children "School Monday", the new format of the audio manual is very interesting:
“I have listened; Alexey Eduardovich corresponds the time he describes. The text is deep, penetrating, detailed. You can imagine these racks, a person, his appearance. Until now, the picture is spinning before my eyes ... "
A textbook on journalism for the blind is the first experience of a large team of professionals working together. The uniqueness of the new edition is that it comes out in audio format, which means that everyone can get acquainted with the basics of journalism. The textbook will contain lessons about the history of information, the children will learn about how and why the profession of journalist appeared. They will get acquainted with the patterns of journalistic creativity, stylistics, genres of classical journalism.
The authors of the textbook, Aleksey Samoletov and Olga Chirkova, are experienced journalists and educators.
Recall, in August 2020, the project "Teaching journalism for young people and children from 12 years old with disabilities due to eye disease and its adnexa “Lessons of journalism for the blind” won a special competition of the Presidential Grants Fund and is implemented by the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations “Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly” using the grant of the President of the Russian Federation for social services, social support and protection of citizens, provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.
The relevance and social significance of the project is obvious. More than 1000 special children of the Volga Federal District will have access to a unique digital manual for acquiring professional skills in journalism. This will hep them further determine their career interests, develop their creative abilities, and involve them in the interesting world of journalism.
Working on a textbook is a great collective effort. The project " Journalism Lessons for the Blind" involves professionals and enthusiasts who develop inclusive additional education for young people and children with diseases of the eye and its accessory apparatus - teachers, typhlopedagogues, psychologists, leaders and employees of educational and rehabilitation centres, regional centres of the All-Russian Society of the Blind, famous journalists, as well as parents of children with disabilities.