[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Squid and friends

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Fri May 21 11:05:40 UTC 2010


A bit more from APH that thought might be of interest.
Would like to hear from anyone that has used Quick-Draw paper mentioned 



1. Squid tactile activity magazine issue 1-6 age : 5 and up
  (sorry about the long link- can instead go to APH and enter Squid in 

2. Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding Kit: Making Tactile 
Pictures Make Sense
This set of tangible items and activities assists young tactile readers 
in making the transition from the exploration of real objects to the 
interpretation of two-dimensional representations, both in thermoformed 
formats and simple raised-line illustrations. A 3-dimensional house 
model aids with advanced understanding of scale and perspective.

3. Teaching Touch Kit

/Teaching Touch/ helps parents or teachers encourage young children 
(ages 4 to 7 years) who are blind to become active explorers and readers 
of tactile graphics. Uses real stories to bring important points to life.

Various skills that contribute to exploration and appreciation of 
tactile graphics are addressed in the included booklet. These include:

      verbal description
      use of symbols


4. DRAFTSMAN Tactile Drawing Board

A versatile tactile drawing board used in combination with special film 
and a stylus to create instant raised-line images. Intended for a wide 
audience, such as students, teachers, parents, and adults with 
blindness, the DRAFTSMAN can be used for:


5. Quick-Draw Paper

Create instant tactile graphics that are useful for a wide variety of 
art, orientation & mobility, diagramming, and educational activities.

Simply draw on paper surface with a water-based marker and the lines 
will swell instantly and become tactile. Lets children, students, and 
adults be the creators of their own tactile pictures with immediate 

Includes 10 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch Quick-Draw^(TM) Paper, 
instructions in large print, and two water-based markers.

6. Rolling Right Along Construction Kit


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