[Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please

Dorine in 't Veld dorine at dvlop.nl
Sat Feb 2 05:05:38 CST 2013

Hi Susan,

What swell paper and what printer do you use? Do you print on the 
swellpaper directly?
We had trouble printing with a laser printer on Zyfuse paper; it was too 
hot, so the paper swelled, got sticky and jammed the printer when 
running through.

Dorine in 't Veld

Op 2013-01-25 23:54, Susan Osterhaus schreef:
> I really like creating my geometry tactile graphics on SwellTouch paper
> and running them through a PIAF. All the angles are so nice and crisp. I
> create them using the MS Word drawing program. I first create the
> braille-labeled one using the SwellBraille font (in 24 pt size)
> recommended by the BANA Tactile Graphics Guidelines. You can obtain the
> font for free by downloading from the Duxbury or the TSBVI website.
> http://duxburysystems.com/product2.asp?product=The%20Braille%20TrueType%20
> Fonts&level=free&action=pur or
> http://www.tsbvi.edu/resources/1087-download-braille-and-asl-specialty-fon
> ts  Then I go back in and change all the braille to a large print font,
> and I have the exact same graph for my low vision students. It is both a
> great tactile graphic and a wonderful black line graphic for the low
> vision students. If you have a student who is transitioning from print to
> braille, this can really give them a fun headstart. If they still have
> some vision, they can both see and feel the graphic on SwellTouch paper.
> You might start with large print and then transition over to braille.
> Susan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lewicki, Maureen [mailto:mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:15 PM
> To: SusanOsterhaus at tsbvi.edu; Blind Math list for those interested in
> mathematics
> Subject: thoughts on a PIAF please
> Good Day! Is anyone using a PIAF to produce graphics quickly? Please let
> me know what you think of it. Thanks!
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central Schools
> (518)439-7681
> "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in
> our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller
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