Resources from Webinar 2: Teaching Touch and Exploratory Skills to Prepare for Tactile Graphics Learning
Early Tactile Learning Profile - This document should be used to help develop a “Tactile Profile” for students with visual impairments who:
- are chronologically and/or developmentally functioning between the ages of birth to 5 years old; and/or
- have struggled with the acquisition of tactile skills/have not made expected progress; and/or
- may be considered “non-traditional tactile learners” or “non-readers”.
Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics, 2010, Print Edition - Provides transcribers, educators, and producers with information about best practices, current methods, and design principles for the production of readable tactile graphics. Please Note: BANA is currently developing a revision to this document.
Teaching Touch Kit - Teaching Touch helps parents or teachers encourage young children who are blind to become active explorers and readers of tactile graphics.
All-In-One Board - Use the All-In-One Board in combination with hook fastener accessories, dry erase markers, and magnetic pieces (pieces can be homemade, obtained from APH, or ordered commercially. The board can be positioned at many angles, from nearly flat to fully upright.
APH Tactile Graphics Kit - This kit is an extensive set of tools and materials that allows teachers, transcribers, and mobility instructors to create custom raised-line maps, graphs, diagrams, and charts.
Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board - Create instant, raised line drawings with the Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board.
Picture Maker Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit - Create maps, charts, shapes, and your own tactile masterpieces on the Picture Maker Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit.
Quick-Draw Paper - Quickly produce maps, make graphs, practice your handwriting, or simply draw your favorite masterpiece by drawing on this 8 x 10.5-inch paper with a water-based marker.
Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding Kit: Making Tactile Pictures Make Sense - This set of materials serves as a tool for encouraging and informally assessing the development of early tactile literacy in young children.
Tactile Book Builder: Guide to Designing Tactile Books - Teachers and caregivers can use this 120-page illustrated handbook when creating books and tactile illustrations.
Tactile Book Builder Kit - “Build” a book and create a child’s connection to literacy!
Tactile Graphic Line Slate - This one-of-a-kind slate helps you create raised lines for tactile graphics onto various media (braille paper, vinyl, foil, and drawing film).
Tactile Town: 3-D O&M Kit - An interactive, 3-D model that teaches spatial concepts and cognitive mapping skills.
Tactile Treasures Kit, Tactile-Color Edition - Use the Tactile Treasures Kit to teach basic math and language concepts by feeling pictures of real objects on thermoform paper.
TactileDoodle - Use TactileDoodle and quickly generate tactile, raised-line graphics to convey a variety of concepts or art within the classroom or at home.
Tactile Tangrams Kit - Timeless and popular puzzle is now accessible to students and adults with visual impairment and blindness.