[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Tactile Mapping Resources (New Website)
Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Fri Jul 22 21:13:39 UTC 2011
Hi, Forwarding following email:
My name is Robert Pickett and I am a research assistant for the Spatial
and Map Cognition Research Lab in the Geography department at the
University of Oregon.
I found your email through the listserv “accessibleimage” and I am
contacting you to let you know that through our research we have
produced a number of tactile mapping products that you may find useful.
We have recently created a new website to house our products for
dissemination to the public, which includes products such as: Tactile
and Mapping Editor (TaME) a program developed in order to make the
production of tactile maps and graphics easier for the general
population, a number of Tactile Thematic Maps (you need a Tactile Image
Enhancer and swell-form paper) displaying information such as population
and education density for States throughout the United States (soon we
hope to have lesson plans available that utilize these maps to teach
human geography to students who are blind or low vision), and a general
use Tactile Symbol Set to make the production of tactile maps more
consistent and intuitive. All of these products are available on our
website to download for free.
The URL for our new products website is:
http://geography.uoregon.edu/maps and the URL for our research lab’s
website is: http://geography.uoregon.edu/geocog.
We hope that you might find these products useful, and that you will
share them with your list.
Spatial and Map Cognition Research Lab (SMCRL)
University of Oregon
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