3D-Printed Picture Books Let Blind Children Feel the Narrative

3D-Printed Picture Books Let Blind Children Feel the Narrative

2D graphics have been reworked into tangible 3D creations

Eva Recinos
  • 9 february 2016

Amongst its many uses, 3D printing has emerged as the ideal method for creating objects that might help the blind or visually impaired perceive objects in a new way. 3D printing, for example, has made it possible for visually impaired art lovers to access art. Another possible use: creating new ways for children to experience stories. Computer Science professor Tom Yeh, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, worked with students to create the Tactile Picture Books Project.

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