[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] The Tactile Picture Book Project, haptic, Helen Keller Art Show

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Wed Jul 23 06:35:29 UTC 2014

The Tactile Picture Book Project creates 3D illustrations so the 
visually impaired can follow texts with images.
3D printing has just opened up a whole new world for visually impaired 
children. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found a way to 
adapt children's illustrations into 3D designs so that they can follow 
along  with the text. The Tactile Picture Book Project 
<http://www.tactilepicturebooks.org/> is the result of a partnership 
with the Anchor Center <http://www.anchorcenter.org/>, whose mission it 
is to ensure educational success for children with vision impairment. 
Thus far, the project has adapted such childhood favorites as /Harold 
and the Purple Crayon 
/ /Goodnight Moon 
/Polar Bear,/ /Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? / 

According to an interview conducted for a story by /Mashable/ 
children don't start to read braille until age 6, but this 3D approach 
will allow for them to access and comprehend literature at an earlier 
age. Although the books are now created by Algorithms and sent to the 
printers, researchers at Colorado University hope the option will soon 
be available for parents and educators to take photos of books and 
immediately 3D print

Now you can FEEL the Cat in the Hat: Researchers use 3D printing to help 
blind children enjoy classic bedtime stories

A new initiative is helping blind and visually impaired children gain 
access to classic bedtime stories.

Launched by researchers at the University of Colorado, the Tactile 
Picture Books Project <http://tpbp.wpengine.com/> converts standard 
children's books into textured pages using 3D printing technology.

So far, the team has successfully converted Goodnight Moon, Harold and 
the Purple Crayon, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Cat in the Hat, with 
the aim of creating many more.

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D


3D Printed Tactile Books For Blind Children, Created By University of 
Colorado Assistant Professor


CU creates 3D book program for blind children

BOULDER - For many children across America, picture books are the 
gateway to a literary world of imagination. But, if you can't see the 
picture books?

"If you can't see the pictures, sometimes it's like your missing out a 
little bit, I guess," Maddie Stallman, visually impaired 12-year-old, said.

That's why University of Colorado Assistant Professor Tom Yeh and his 
team created the Children's Tactile Book Project. They want to use the 
growing field of 3D printing to create picture books that blind children 
can experience.


With tactile technology, blind people have the upper hand

The Blind Outperform Sighted People When Using Haptic Technology

Art Show Open at TVMA for Festival

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is open at the Tennessee Valley 
Museum of Art (TVMA).

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual, touring exhibit of 
art by students in Alabama who are visually impaired, blind, or 
deaf-blind. This exhibit is now on display at the TVMA located across 
from Keller's birthplace, Ivy Green, in Tuscumbia.  The exhibit includes 
tactile reproductions of three works from the TVMA's permanent 
collection, available to persons seven years and older who are blind or 
visually impaired.

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