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Tree Tactile "Book" for the blind

by Feelform, published

Tree Tactile "Book" for the blind by Feelform Jan 20, 2017

Summary

Educational tool for blind children and their educators with the shape of. Left space to 3D print or stick braille letters of your language. Moreover we have added the tree alone if you want to experiment in other ways with it, or as we propose that you would glue it on wood or plexiglass. We have discovered VI persons love it especially wood. Last but not least we have added a hole in order to tie multiple of them with a small rope, since we have more of them to come.

For more visit the our website feelform.eu or facebook.com/feelform3D

Feelform is an initiative supported by the Angelopoulos CGIU.

We design and 3D print innovative products for the blind. We design and 3D print innovative products for the blind. Our goal in Feelform is to stop the exclusion of the visually impaired from public space and provide the means for equality in education.

Overview and Background

The tree (in its deconstructed shape) educational material for the blind.

A tactile representation of the outline of a tree in order to allow blind children and adults to realize the minimalist shape of a coniferous tree.

Lesson Plan and Activity

How to use

Always present it to the student in the proper direction. Explain that the tree is not like that always. Make sure your student understands that trees come in different shapes and sizes.

Materials Needed

Optional Items

If you choose to print only the tree shape without its base you could need a small wooden tile or a plexiglass tile to glue it on.

Skills Learned

  • recognizing shapes
  • how a tree looks like

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