Tactile graphics represent a variety of illustrations, diagrams or graphs that contain information conveyed in non-textual formats.
In the past few years Canadian and American Braille authorities addressed some of the issues related to tactile graphics by developing guidelines and standards for their production. At the same time, advances in Braille and graphic software, capsular paper and related technologies and options to share tactile graphics files provided PRCVI with an opportunity to develop a province wide system for the production and sharing of quality tactile graphics. In addition, best practice required that a more comprehensive developmental approach to the instruction provided to students in the interpretation of tactile graphics should be encouraged across the province.
APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books
Developed by Suzette Wright, an Educational Researcher with APH, this 35-page illustrated guide offers a wealth of information to everyone embarking on making a tactile book.
- Purpose of the Guide
- Role of Illustrations in Children's Books
- When a Child Has a Visual Impairment
- Role of Tactile Illustrations in Children's Books
- Types of Tactile Illustrations, Challenges and Limitations of Tactile Illustrations
- Principles of Good Tactile Design
- Designing a Meaningful Tactile Illustration
Braille Authority of North America (BANA) Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics, 2010
Publication Note: Hardcopy print and braille editions, along with the supplement of tactile graphic examples, are being produced for sale by the American Printing House for the Blind. The print versions are now available for purchase, and the braille versions will be available in the very near future.
PRCVI's Corel Draw Tactiles Catalogue with Thumbnails
PRCVI's inventory of over 1100 tactile graphics files that meet current production standards. Revised and updated in 2013.
The Corel image files are available to download from ARC-BC website.
Software Ordering Information for BC Teachers, Braillists and Transcribers
Contact Softchoice to order your copy of Corel Draw at educational pricing:
In order to get the education price, you must order it through your school district's central purchaser or the school. Educational discount orders cannot be processed on personal credit cards.
If you require a few copies for your district, then you only need to buy the Media CD once and then the software License for the number of computers on which you intend to load Corel Draw.
Corel Website: http://www.corel.com
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