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Loving Touch Connection®
Braille and Art products for people with low vision or blindness

 

Celebrating 13 years of making Loving Touch Connection products!

 

Unique raised dot braille gifts you'll love to give! -- Or keep!

For over 13 years, my hand-painted products have brought joy to, and inspired independence and confidence for people with low vision or blindness. Using my braille products, they feel more connected to the sighted community. My customers rave about how happy their recipient was to receive such a thoughtful, personal braille gift! I am honored to create these beautiful products and enhance their daily lives.

Independence does not have to be boring!

The Loving Touch Connection was created to help connect people of all ages with low vision or blindness to the world of art-- on glassware. 

"The Loving Touch Connection braille accented items are beautiful. It is wonderful to be able to read the inscription written on the glass and also to feel the outlined detail of the design pictured. The Braille is raised enough to make it very easy to feel. The Braille is also true to size and durable while touching. The raised edging of the outlined design depicted on the glass allows the visually impaired person to recognize the creative art work. I’m pleased with the prompt delivery of my orders and the outstanding customer service I receive. I will continue to endorse the Loving Touch Connection - Braille and Art products for the visually impaired. 

Thank you Kathy for your amazing ability in creating and designing accessible glassware for the blind and visually impaired community."  -- Rita Lang, Manager of Innovative Programs, Center for Vision Loss, Allentown, PA  

Braille words are done using Grade 1 Braille. Grade 2 available by request. Available in any alpha language (such as Spanish and French, etc.), by request.

All glassware is painted with enamel paint.  After the paint has "cured", the glassware piece is then baked, which permanently fuses the paint to the glass.   Due to harsh dishwasher detergents,  I recommend handwashing only.

If you need a quantity of the same design, please see the link for Custom Orders and e-mail me or call me, with the details --I will be happy to work with you and your budget for pricing.

** Please note: I am not eligible to ship products using "FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND" shipping. 

Most pieces are "MADE TO ORDER" Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.  If you need something in a hurry, please email or call  me at: kathy@touchedbyfantasy.com - 610-657-9869.

Multi-media articles below - Video, podcast, written and taped interviews

 

PA Council of the Blind article- http://pcb1.org/loving-touch-connection/

Mystic Access- Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired Interviewhttps://od.lk/d/…/InterviewWithKathyFromTouchedByFantasy.mp3

Bold Blind Beauty- article- https://boldblindbeauty.com/2018/06/26/exploring-beauty-touch/

Loving Touch Connection products are daily life essential pieces that seamlessly blend functionality with artistic flair. Elevate your dining experience with our uniquely crafted coffee mugs, wine glasses, and spice jars, each meticulously designed to delight both visually and tactually.  

Key Features:

  1. Hand-Painted Elegance: Every piece is individually hand-painted, ensuring a one-of-a-kind work of art that adds a touch of sophistication to your kitchen and dining space.

  2. Raised Dot Braille: My designs feature raised dot Braille messages or words. These tactile elements not only cater to those with visual impairments but also add a distinctive texture for a multisensory experience.

  3. Artistic Designs:  The main focus of Loving Touch Connection is connecting the world of art for people with low vision or blindness with thoughtfully curated designs on objects they will use daily. From vibrant florals to contemporary abstract patterns, each piece tells a unique story, turning your everyday essentials into functional pieces of art.

  4. Raised Outlining: My attention to detail extends to the raised outlining, adding depth and texture to the artistic designs. Feel the contours of the design, as you sip from your coffee mug or reach for your spice jar, enhancing the overall aesthetic and tactile appeal.

  5. Durable Craftsmanship: Crafted with care, these pieces are not just visually appealing but also are durable enough to withstand daily use, making them perfect for both special occasions and everyday indulgence.

  6. Versatile Functionality: Whether you're enjoying a cozy cup of coffee, savoring your favorite wine, or adding a pinch of spice to your culinary creations, my collection seamlessly blends artistic expression with practical functionality.

Transform your kitchen into a haven of style and inclusivity with my hand-painted collection. Elevate your dining experience and make every moment a work of art.

 

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In keeping with my passion and desire to support, and encourage the blind and visually impaired community, a percentage of profits from Loving Touch Connection® sales are donated annually to various non-profit organizations who assist the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

Braille with raised dots on wine glasses, martini glasses, coffee mugs, salt and pepper shakers, beer mugs, pilsner glasses

***All pieces made to order ** Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery** 

 

           I wish you a blessed and magical day! 

"The purpose of life, is to have a life of purpose" -- Robert Byrne

**Customers within 20 mile radius of Allentown, PA, please e-mail me for direct shipping/handling alternatives**

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Payments by Money Orders are welcome: PO Box 153, Macungie, PA 18062

 

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