The blind can now touch the nose of a deer or the wings of a butterfly. And this without going into the forest or the park. In our vast online Library on the e-learning platform tactileimages.org, you can find hundreds of tactile graphics you can download for free. There, you can discover tactile graphics depicting animals. Now, the blind can learn by themselves about animals if they also have the companion App – which plays the role of a specialist.
You will find out in this article more on how the blind can independently learn about animals!
What should you do?
1. Access the LIBRARY
You can access the online Library, which includes hundreds of tactile graphics, that can be downloaded for free, right here.
2. Explore the “Animals” category
Once you are in the Library of the e-learning platform tactileimages.org, you can choose among which shelves to walk. If you want tactile boards with bears, dogs, rabbits, or camels, all you have to do is access the Animals category. You can explore it freely for as long as you want.
The knowledge to which the blind have access is limitless. You can download as many tactile graphics you want; you can make your collection of breeds of dogs if you wish. Or even a tactile insectarium. No matter how many tactile graphics with animals you download, it is free of charge.
3. Print your favorite tactile graphics
You need a printer to print the downloaded tactile graphics. You push print, and that’s it!
4.Emboss the tactile graphics with DIY techniques
There are several methods you can use to emboss tactile graphics. You can use swell paper or thermoforming techniques, but if you don’t have access to any of them at home, you can emboss with DIY techniques. We will teach you how. It’s simple and inexpensive! You need syringes and materials like adhesive, glue, or even food.
We are now creating a DIY PRINTER, which you will be able to recreate manually at home by following our instructions. It will work with a syringe and adhesive system.
5. Download the Tactile Images READER App
You can download the Tactile Images READER App from the App Store. Being a companion App, it speaks directly to the blind, giving them all the necessary information. In this way, blind people can learn about animals themselves: with tactile graphics, a smartphone, and Internet access.
Come to the Zoo of the blind! Domestic and wild animals, insects, or mammals are all gathered in one place. From spiders or scorpions to ducks or dogs, they all get along wonderfully. You have to download their tactile graphics and start embossing the way I taught you to help the blind study independently!
Do you have any questions about downloading tactile graphics with animals? Leave us your suggestions or concerns in the comment section below!