[Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please

Lewicki, Maureen mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org
Wed Jan 30 07:37:38 CST 2013


I like this for the quick draws, and it is under Federal Quota, if you can use Federal Quota. I requires mylar sheets, but I often grab sheet protector sleeves from Staples, cut them open and use them.

http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_DRAFTSMAN%20Tactile%20Drawing%20Board_1-08857-00P_10001_11051

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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Pielaet, Jon
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The sensational blackboard looks like a neat tactile graphics slate for manual production. 

http://sensationalbooks.com/?wpsc-product=sensational-blackboard


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-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lewicki, Maureen
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 11:45 AM
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I am not familiar with sensational blackboard. It is something that can produce hardcopies?

Maureen Murphy Lewicki
Teacher of Visually Impaired
Bethlehem Central Schools
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From: Blindmath [blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] on behalf of Pickrell, Rebecca M (TASC) [REBECCA.PICKRELL at tasc.com]
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Why would this product be used when Sensational Blackboard could be used?


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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Opra, Lauren
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 5:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please

I use a PIAF fairly regularly. I really like it because it allows me to do more with curved lines than the graphics program I use. I agree though, it is not exactly a "quick" way to create graphics unless you are using templates. If I really need to do something fast I usually use a tactile drawing board but the graphics are far less detailed. I like it though when I am in a pinch and something is better than nothing to get a concept across.

Lauren

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Julie Balassa <jbalassa at valenciacollege.edu
> wrote:

> We use it here and it's fantastic. I'm working on some tactile graphs 
> right now. "Quickly" however may not be an applicable adjective - 
> smile. If you have templates it saves a bunch of time as you can use 
> bits and pieces of old Illustrator files to copy and paste into new ones.
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> Subject: [Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please
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> Good Day! Is anyone using a PIAF to produce graphics quickly? Please 
> let me know what you think of it. Thanks!
>
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
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