[Accessibility] [OpenStreetMap - Accessibility] Tactile Map ?

Larry Skutchan lskutchan at aph.org
Tue Sep 6 09:20:57 UTC 2016


Another excellent option that works now even on an inexpensive 3-D printer, see touchmapper.org


-----Original Message-----
From: Pascal Boulerie [mailto:pascal.boulerie at ensg.eu] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:47 AM
To: Accessibility <accessibility at openstreetmap.org>
Cc: raul.treus at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] [OpenStreetMap - Accessibility] Tactile Map ?

Hello, Buenos dias,

I do not have any 3D tactile map.

Do you have access to a 3D printer at your university ? With 3D plans from a third person, you could print it yourself ?

Maybe you could investigate that domain :
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160209-3d-printed-linespace-display-brings-tactile-imagery-to-the-blind.html

Though personally, I think the future technology will not be 3D maps, but 3D soft-printer or touch screen, some device that will output a 3D object on a tactile screen.
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/merrie/papers/touchplates.pdf

(in terms of mobility, it will be easier to move in the streets with a small pocket device rather than with a 1 square meter solid map...)


I am not active in that domain, so I can not help you anymore.


By the way, you did not mention whether you are or not visually impaired 
or blind ?
(you need not reply that question - it was just to be sure that you will 
be able to easily read the two articles I have cited...)

You also did not mention if you are studying a bachelor or a Master degree.

Best wishes,

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