The innovators wrote and produced two inspirational children’s books; one involving a superhero in a wheelchair and another about a mermaid with epilepsy.
Working with fellow student and illustrator Kelly McCarvill, the team added colourful imagery to the stories. They worked closely with a local printer and Councillor Vicki Casserly to promote the books. The students sought guidance from organisations including Barretstown, Enable Ireland, Blossom Ireland, The Irish Wheelchair Association, Epilepsy Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland.
With support from the YSI Den, the team is developing a third book. They have already received orders from South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and Dublin City University Sport. They have also been asked to participate in SDCC’s Social Inclusion Week, as well as National Accessibility Week.
The team are not only bringing joy to young people, they are educating all of us with their beautifully produced books.