[Blindmath] Software to produce tactile diagrams for Geometry?
john.gardner at orst.edu
Fri Oct 29 13:24:05 CDT 2010
Hi Susan, all ViewPlus embossers produce 8 different dot heights, not just
the EmFuse, and all embossers can emboss SVG files from IVEO Viewer. The
EmFuse is the only one that can make color tactiles larger than letter size
(in fact up to approx 12x18 inches) and can emboss and print color on both
sides of the paper.
Hope this helps.
From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Susan Jolly
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 10:38 AM
To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Blindmath] Software to produce tactile diagrams for Geometry?
Producing multiple tactile diagrams for teaching materials is a separate
problem from the need for a student to produce diagrams for a teacher.
As for the student who prefers Wiki Stix, I would think that swell paper
would also work. Has this been tried? It's much faster than Wiki Stix.
I have a question for the people on this list. Do you think it would be
useful for students who need to read tactile diagrams to have specialized
training prior to taking a course like geometry? It's hard to tell from the
question whether the student could eventually learn to understand the
diagrams in the book or not. The problem could simply be that they've been
I note that the newest Viewplus EmFuse embosser has eight different dot
heights. Also the Viewplus embossers can put dots anywhere, they are not
confined to the normal location of the dots in braille cells. If a student
could learn to read properly embossed tactile graphics, it opens up the
possibility of automation. There are many applications that generate
diagrams in the form of standard SVG files which can be recognized by the
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