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Blind Parents “See” Baby’s Face with 3D Printed Ultrasound Models

People who are blind use their hands to see what their eyes cannot, and 3D printing has been very helpful in creating more tactile opportunities and experiences for the visually…

Hey Model! 3D Printed Interactive & Modular Models Assist Blind & Limited Vision Users

Australian researchers Samuel Reinders, Matthew Butler, and Kim Marriott are exploring ways to improve 3D printed tools for individuals who are blind or have low vision (BLV). Releasing the details…

South Africa: A 3D Printing Campaign for Blind Children

For visually impaired people educational resources don’t come by easy. Learning to read braille is essential but costly and not always effective (it may take up to three times as…

Blind Girlfriend Wants to See Childhood Photos of Her Love—Zortrax Makes 3D Printed Sculpture

We’ve all considered, in a time of empathy or passing curiosity, what it is like to be blind. Most of us worry about how we would get dressed, eat, and…

Include, Not Exclude: Italian Designers Allow the Blind to Appreciate Caravaggio Through 3D Printing

Caravaggio was a painter born in Milan in the late 1500s who evolved to be known as one of the most famous painters, well-known for his use of shadows and…

Enhanced Reading for Blind in Latvia: Mass Portal Teams with Tactile Eyesight & Students for 3D Printed Books

Many of us have been avid readers since we learned to string letters together and manipulate them into formal language. From sandy paperbacks at the beach to beautifully bound classics…

Sight Unseen Exhibit: Blind Artists are True Visionaries with Photos, Videos & 3D Printed Works

Have you ever tried to imagine what it’s like to be blind? Most of us have at one point or another made a feeble attempt, with a blindfold, or our…

3D Printing for Posterity: TechMind Creates Yearbooks & Technology Project for Blind Guadalajara Students

Many of us remember the excitement of the day that yearbooks arrive. It signals the very end of the school year and the long days of summer approaching, with everyone…

3D Printing Error-Proof Fixtures Help Put the Blind Community to Work

The stated goal of Wisconsin’s Beyond Vision is to help the vision-impaired community find sustained and fulfilling job opportunities that can help them be more independent and financially support themselves….

Blind & Deaf Mom Surprised with 3D Printed Bust of her Daughter Before She Leaves for College

There are so many areas influenced by 3D printing from education, industry, the environment, and medicine, and these application of the technology generate many moving and inspirational stories that we…

Giving Back: think3D Enriches Science Class with 3D Printed Models at Devnar School for the Blind

The world of technology and all it encompasses is vast and can often revolve around the rather cold world of industry and manufacturing, made of steel and metal. And while…

Loving Volunteers Design & 3D Print a Special Spoon for Blind 4-Year-Old Boy, Anthony

If you watch the nightly news, you are probably inundated with stories of murders, robberies, and just about everything else that is wrong with this world. Those are the stories…

Blind Dutch Girl Receives Incredible 3D Printed Statuette in Her Own Likeness for 16th Birthday

The power of people and technology coming together to do thoughtful things for others is what often makes 3D printing so powerful and interesting on many levels. With the ease of…

Arduino, App & 3D Printer Combined to Create Automatic Blind Opener for Brighter Mornings

If you struggle with starting your day and your alarm clock bears the brunt of your early-morning angst, then Instructables contributor Johan Moberg may have a solution for you with…

Blind Expectant Mother is Moved as She Touches Her Baby Boy’s 3D Printed Face

It’s a bit of a modern touchstone for expectant mothers and fathers to see the first ultrasound photos of their unborn children. It’s a moving, transformative experience for parents-to-be, but…

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