Category: 3D-printing

  • Making and Sharing Tactile Graphics

    This post highlights websites where people can search for or request the creation of tactile graphics. These projects let people share their expertise and equipment and they offer a way for people to distribute the files or the completed tactile graphics. See3D is a non-profit organization that manages the printing and distribution of 3D printed […]

  • MCN 2020 Presentation, Accessible Touch Objects

    Last week, I gave a presentation on accessible touch objects in partnership with my colleague Lauren Race from the NYU Ability Project. Our talk was part of the MCN2020 virtual conference. Here are the highlights and links for further reading. Defining the problem Most information at museums and historic sites is presented visually, but some […]

  • Tactile Access and The 3D-printing Process

    This post discusses the 3D printing process and its potential to enhance tactile experience for blind people. There is a critical resource shortage where tactile graphics are concerned, and 3D printing is a technology that can help to bridge the gap. I strongly encourage the interested reader to access the resources linked here for more […]

  • Designing an Exhibit of 3D-Printed Replicas

    I’m pleased to announce the publication of Designing a portable museum display of Native American stone projectile points (arrowheads) to ensure accessibility and tactile quality written with Joe Nicoli and Donald Winiecki  in the Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research. We describe making 3D-printed replicas of artifacts found in the collections of the Maryland Archaeological […]

  • Finding 3D models

    This post is part of an ongoing series covering aspects of 3D printing from scanning objects, to creating digital 3D models, and then printing the digital files as physical 3D replicas. As I explored this topic, I collected links to many outstanding resources. •            People who have access to a 3D printer can browse online […]