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September 2, 2014 AT 2:00 am

3-D Printed Storybooks for the Visually Impaired #makereducation

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Check out the great work being done by researchers at the University of Colorado who are re-creating classic stories for the visually impaired with 3D printing.

From Electric Literature:

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have created the Tactile Picture Books Project, a series of 3-D printed books that go beyond the possibilities of braille. Propelled by the increasing accessibility of this technology, the team at Boulder has transformed the classic images of Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon into tactile forms. These 3-D printed figures, which emerge from the page in the shape of objects within the text, are meant to guide visually impaired children through the stories’ landscapes, allowing them to feel the representations they cannot see.

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