Illustrated Braille Club Transcribes Manga for the Blind

ANN reports that volunteers in the Illustrated Braille Club from the Japanese town Kitajima are working on transcribing Momoko Sakura's new Chibi Maruko-chan manga into Braille (raised dots) for those who are blind and visually impaired:

The volunteeer group specializes in children's picture books and other illustrated works that require not only Japanese/English-to-Braille text transcriptions, but also recasting of the illustrations into impressionistic raised dots. The group has previously transcribed Japanese pictures books, children's novels, and references books on space and other subjects.