Developed in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind, Tactile Images has three products available, which allow a blind individual to 'see' visual and graphic material through touch. Each product is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art. To further assist in creating a more interactive experience, braille can be utilized for text, and sensors can be embedded so that when touched, a customized audio narrative is activated. Components that emit unique smells are also available.
These three senses - touch, hearing, and smell, work together in the brain to replace the sense of sight. The blind user creates a mental picture from this confluence of sensory stimulation. Touching a tactile print while listening to a coordinated audio presentation creates an enhanced kinesthetic learning experience.
Prints are available in sizes up to 5' x 10'.
Our basic package includes tactile prints created using our innovative process. Any image can be converted and transferred.
Tactile print ready for installation.
Tactile Prints with Braille
Our intermediate package includes tactile prints with braille, making textual information more accessible to the blind.
Tactile print with braille and text ready for installation.
Tactile Prints with Electronic Components & Audio
Our advanced package includes tactile prints with items outlined in our basic and intermediate packages, as well as additional components and sensors to create a more immersive and educational experience.
Tactile display print with control panel, braille, and text ready for installation. Full audio functionality with embedded touch sensors. Components that emit unique smells are also available.
Examples of images that can be used to create tactile prints include but are not limited to the following:
Scientific and Mathematical Formulae
Historical Documents and Manuscripts
Please keep in mind that price and production time may vary depending upon the nature and scale of your request. Most projects take approximately three months to complete.