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‘Tactile Picture Books Project’ Goes Beyond Braille

September 9, 2014

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, are revolutionizing reading for the visually impaired. The 'Tactile Picture Books Project' uses 3-D printing to create books that children can explore through touch.

Illustrations from Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon have already been adapted into this exciting new form.The team hopes that one day the technology that makes 3-D picture books possible will be accessible for all.

3-D printed figures, which emerge from the page in the shape of objects within the text, are meant to guide visually impaired children through the stories’ landscapes, allowing them to feel the representations they cannot see. (Electric Literature)

Learn more about the project, and how you can contribute, here.

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