Crafts – Accessible Origami – text-only instructions for blind and visually impaired crafters to make various objects from folded paper

Lindy van der Merwe established the Accessible Origami Project in 2009. After becoming interested in origami, aka paper folding, she became frustrated with the fact that though there were lots of information available on origami on the Internet, almost all resources relied on visual representations. The Accessible Origami Project is different, in that it comprises no drawings, pictures or visual clues of any kind. Instructions are in text-only format. “I am hopeful that this project will help to make origami more accessible to children and adults who are blind or have low vision. It is geared towards those who would like to pursue origami on their own or who would like to teach it to those with visual impairment or even children and adults with special needs, who might benefit from learning in non-visual ways.”
To download the two text files that are available so far, enter on the links below.
For any questions, comments, suggestions or if you have contributions of your own, you may contact Lindy by sending a message to, with “Accessible Origami” in the subject line.