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