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HaptoRender: Project to create 3D printed street maps for the blind


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Hi,

Interesting idea. The Royal National Institute of Blind People have a similar tactile map "product" called Map for All ...

http://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/accessibleenvironments/signagewayfinding/rnibmapforall/Pages/map_for_all.aspx

A 3D print version would work well for the hand-held version in terms of size and price?
#1 Tony Elms on 2010-11-01 11:32 (Reply)
Thanks Tony,

I will check it out.
#1.1 Duann on 2010-11-02 04:03 (Reply)
The "map" was created by David Westby while he was a lecturer on Foundation at Falmouth Art School. Last time I saw him was on Grand Designs where he was creating his new home in Italy.
#2 john durrant on 2010-12-09 11:52 (Reply)
the map was made by David Westby when he was based at Falmouth , & he got us at cast it in bronze at the Charlestown Foundry in Cornwall , it was cast it in 4 sections because of the size , this was in the late 1980s , the foundry closed 10 years ago

I think the funds for the project were raised by Marks & Spencers staff
#2.1 Colin Webb on 2012-04-24 11:08 (Reply)

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