10 interesting things about Braille

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10 interesting things about Braille

Braille is a tactile writing system invented by Louis Braille (hence the name) in 1829 and is the alphabet used by  blind or visually impaired people.It is a writing system based on six raised dots in which most of the symbols are universally recognized, and then is used in different languages. But there are many curiosities behind the name “braille”, … Read More

Here's how 3D printing is improving the lives of blind people

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3D printing has brought a great revolution in our daily lives. Starting from simple shapes to complex structures this technology allows us to design many forms, giving vent to the creativity of all. Many studies / companies use this technology to improve the lives of millions of people with visual impairment: from tridimensional photos to 3D model of great masterpiece, … Read More

Braille maps realized with 3D printing: how a college student accomplished the goal.

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Howon&Jason

Thanks to 3D printing Jason Kim, a young student of Rutgers’ School of Engineering along with his professor has designed sophisticated Braille maps to allow blind people navigate a local training center. The three 3D maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Center (with the various indications of the premises) and the ultimate goal is to be … Read More

Wondrous World: a beautiful example of tactile picture book for blind children

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Tactile Picture Book for Blind Children

Zrinka Horvat is a Croatian designer and, for her MA graduation she designing Wondrous World, a beautiful tactile picture book for blind children. The main conclusion of her research is that most of the existing picture books for blind children do take into consideration the lack of vision, yet greatly ignore the lack of visual memory as key difference between born-blind … Read More

Touchable Memories: touch the memories thanks to 3D printing

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How can a memory become touchable? This is the question that has set the Pirate 3D team, a company that deals with printing and 3D printers, that gives an answer thanks to the social experiment called Touchable Memories. This initiative aims to raise awareness on the infinite possibilities of using technology to improve their lives. The photographs were faithfully reproduced … Read More