David Bowie changed the face of the music planet. His contribution to music and fashion was hugely influential, inspiring and vibrant and we wanted to share this with blind and visually impaired people. So, when we were deciding which iconic imagery to include in our Touch to See titles about music and fashion Bowie made it into both books.
Here’s our tactile and audio tribute to David Bowie – it’s just a taster – so borrow the Touch to See books to enjoy our celebration of Bowie in full.
We included a tactile picture of David Bowie’s iconic album cover, Aladdin Sane, in our Touch to See book Music NOW:
Listen to BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley describe our tactile picture of this legendary image:
Also, in our Touch to See book Fashion NOW we feature David wearing one of his famous stage outfits and performing as the flamboyant and androgynous Ziggy Stardust:
Listen to our evocative audio description of the colourful, knitted bodysuit:
You can borrow Music NOW and Fashion NOW from our free online library. These Touch to See books are filled with iconic performers, cultural highlights and fashion milestones from Elvis Presley to Bob Marley, Punk fashion, Alexander McQueen, The Spice Girls, Kate Moss, Nirvana and much more.