Using 3D Printing to Improve Access to Graphics by Vision Impaired People

  • Marriott, Kimbal (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Butler, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lewis, Debra (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Marathe, Sonali (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Currently tactile graphics are used to provide severely vision impaired adults and children with access to graphical content such as maps in which spatial layout is important. Members of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities are excited by the potential of 3D printing to provide a better alternative to tactile graphics but at present do not have the knowledge or skills to use this new technology. This project aims to overcome the existing barriers by (1) developing evidence-based guidelines for the use and design of accessible 3D prints; and (2) building capability in Round Table's member organisations, which include all of the main producers of accessible materials in Australia and New Zealand.
    Effective start/end date4/09/184/09/22