Wow – some really great resources for people with Print Disability. Some good learning tools for children as well as adults. Explore and enjoy!
- Australian and New Zealand Accessible Graphics Group (ANZAGG) Opens in a new window: ANZAGG is a standing subcommittee of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities and serves as a forum for sharing views and information about accessible graphics. Accessible graphics are those which can be accessed by people with a print disability. Methods to make graphics accessible may include clear print enlargement, tactile graphics, descriptions, 3D printing, image recognition software, haptics, audio labels, sonification and refreshable graphic displays. Please contact leona.holloway ‘at’ monash.edu if you would like to contribute.
- Ballyland Ballicopter in 3D Opens in a new window: The 3D printed model of Ballicopter© is a valuable learning tool that was developed in support of Ballyland Rotor app, which teaches children the Rotor gesture in VoiceOver. The 3D tool enables a child with vision impairment to explore the spinning propeller and practice the different ways to do the Rotor gesture, before performing it on the screen with the app. The model also allows the child to get tactually familiar with Ballicopter, the main character in the app. Use a 3D printer to print free file.
- Ballyland Squeaky in 3D Opens in a new window: The 3D printed model of Squeaky© was developed in support of the “Stay Still, Squeaky!” audio story app and the Ballyland Early Learning keyboarding software for children who are blind or vision impaired. The 3D tool enables a child to get tactually familiar with Squeaky, one of the Ballylanders. Use a 3D printer to print free file.
- Braille Bricks Generator Opens in a new window: Use a 3D printer to create your own Braille LEGO bricks. You can download the files for free. Designed by Singular Device Maker Studio. On Thingiverse you can find many files to 3D print.
- Btactile Graphic Metalibrary Opens in a new window: Search for 3D models and tactile graphics across multiple repositories. Use a 3D printer to print.
- 3D Druck Augenbit Opens in a new window: German collection of 3D models, with a few also designed for vision impaired students Search for ‘blinde’ (blind) or ‘sehbehinderte’ (vision impaired). Maths and geometry and Pyramid of Cheops. Use a 3D printer to print.
- 3D Hubs Opens in a new window: Find a 3D printing service in your city.
- Tactile Education Project Opens in a new window: Use a 3D printer to print the free models created as part of this project “3D printing for tactile education” that aims to enhance education for people with visual impairments by the development of tactile resources. For more information about the models or the project, contact r.brandsma ‘at’ accessibility.nl. Funded by Vereniging Bartimeus Sonneheert (The Netherlands).
- Thingiverse Opens in a new window: Large Open Source repository of free, existing 3D models. Use a 3D printer to print. The Australia & New Zealand Accessible Graphics Group (ANZAGG) also contributes 3D models to Thingiverse.