A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…But What If You Couldn’t See It?

Oh my goodness! 3D Books for visually impaired children…YES!

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That question comes from the Tactile Picture Books Project, which is a fascinating, inspiring, and just downright brilliant use of technology.

What is it? Some researchers at the University of Colorado have created 3-D printed storybooks for visually impaired children. Think braille on steroids.

Images literally emerge from the page, formed into shapes of the objects within the book’s text. They allow visually impaired kids to get a better sense of the elements of a story, like landscapes.

Check out these examples from Goodnight Moon, which show the text and the braille, followed by the 3-D printed images: 

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Tonight I’m Getting Personal and Sharing my Amazing High School With You

Life is made up of choices. One of the best choices I ever made was Western Senior High School in Baltimore, MD. "Western High School: A National Blue Ribbon School Western High School, founded November 1, 1844, is the oldest all-girls public high school in the United States and is one of the city’s and … Continue reading Tonight I’m Getting Personal and Sharing my Amazing High School With You