3d printing for the visually impaired

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

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 3D printing is well encapsulated inside that world today and of much use in transforming industrial processes, its unlimited potential allows us to reach for […]

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 3D printing is well encapsulated inside that world today and of much use in transforming...
Students Create 3D Printed Tactile Map of Campus for Visually Impaired

Students Create 3D Printed Tactile Map of Campus for Visually Impaired

While 3D printing has most definitely blasted open a new world for designers and hobbyists, specific areas like cartography have received a real boon in progress. Because a map is all about being able to place yourself somewhere and visualize everything in a particular spot, it can be frustrating doing so only in 2D—requiring your […]

While 3D printing has most definitely blasted open a new world for designers and hobbyists, specific areas like cartography have received a real boon in progress. Because a map is all about being able to place yourself somewhere and visualize everything in a...
STACK: A Student Designed 3D Printed Measuring Cup Built on Universal Design

STACK: A Student Designed 3D Printed Measuring Cup Built on Universal Design

Universal design is the idea that improving our designed environment for people with disabilities isn’t a way of simply adding on something extra but rather supports the improvement of the environment for all users. For example, push buttons that operate doors not only help people in wheelchairs, they are also useful when your arms are […]

Universal design is the idea that improving our designed environment for people with disabilities isn’t a way of simply adding on something extra but rather supports the improvement of the environment for all users. For example, push buttons that operate doors not...
3D Printing-Enhanced Rubik’s Cube Features Braille Numbers for the Visually Impaired

3D Printing-Enhanced Rubik’s Cube Features Braille Numbers for the Visually Impaired

If you’ve ever tried to master the Rubik’s Cube and failed, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that only about 5.8% of the people the world over can solve the infamous 3D combination puzzle, which was all the rage back in the ‘80s. The speed record for solving it–that is, putting all of the […]

If you’ve ever tried to master the Rubik’s Cube and failed, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that only about 5.8% of the people the world over can solve the infamous 3D combination puzzle, which was all the rage back in the ‘80s. The speed record for solving...
Espoo, Finland: Versoteq Installs 3D Printed, Full Color Mall Maps

Espoo, Finland: Versoteq Installs 3D Printed, Full Color Mall Maps

Finland may be a small country, but it has a big reputation as an awesome and widely coveted place to live—and that’s not just because it boasts the most heavy metal bands per capita in the world, but also because it is known to have a superior education system and offers, quite basically, an awesome quality of living […]

Finland may be a small country, but it has a big reputation as an awesome and widely coveted place to live—and that’s not just because it boasts the most heavy metal bands per capita in the world, but also because it is known to have a superior education system and...
3D Printing Technique “Didú” Helps Visually Impaired Feel Art

3D Printing Technique “Didú” Helps Visually Impaired Feel Art

A few strict rules usually accompany museum visits, and these include “No Photographs” and “No Touching.” Now a new 3D printing technique is being applied to buck these conventional rules, allowing sight-impaired visitors more access to great works of art through an unusual pathway: they can touch printed recreations of great works to their heart’s […]

A few strict rules usually accompany museum visits, and these include “No Photographs” and “No Touching.” Now a new 3D printing technique is being applied to buck these conventional rules, allowing sight-impaired visitors more access to great...
Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology began making great strides and changes in the additive manufacturing arena with items such as making components for automotive and aerospace applications, we began referring […]

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology began making great strides and changes in the additive manufacturing arena with items such...
Visually Impaired South Korean Students Receive 3D Printed Touchable Yearbook by 3D TEK

Visually Impaired South Korean Students Receive 3D Printed Touchable Yearbook by 3D TEK

As I wrote out a pretty substantial check for my son to purchase his yearbook for seventh grade, I knew from experience that while it might momentarily seem like quite a chunk of change to spend on a book, it was an investment in something he will hopefully have for his lifetime. For kids, yearbook time […]

As I wrote out a pretty substantial check for my son to purchase his yearbook for seventh grade, I knew from experience that while it might momentarily seem like quite a chunk of change to spend on a book, it was an investment in something he will hopefully have for...
Yoocan3D Brings 3D Printing and Braille Together to Streamline Communication for the Visually Impaired

Yoocan3D Brings 3D Printing and Braille Together to Streamline Communication for the Visually Impaired

While 3D printing is making monumental impacts in very serious sectors like manufacturing, medicine, and space, my favorite headlines to write are for these types of stories, where people’s lives are being made easier, and allowing them to do things many of us take for granted. 3D printing has allowed some very interesting innovations for […]

While 3D printing is making monumental impacts in very serious sectors like manufacturing, medicine, and space, my favorite headlines to write are for these types of stories, where people’s lives are being made easier, and allowing them to do things many of us take...
3D Maps Created by IDeA Center Use Multi-Sensory Installations to Delight and Direct Everyone

3D Maps Created by IDeA Center Use Multi-Sensory Installations to Delight and Direct Everyone

Baby, we’ve come a long way, for sure, but what about when we reach our destination? It helps me enormously to have ‘all systems go’ when I’m on the move and using my GPS, but often then it seems like a what now? scenario when approaching a venue that’s foreign and looming large. Imagine trying […]

Baby, we’ve come a long way, for sure, but what about when we reach our destination? It helps me enormously to have ‘all systems go’ when I’m on the move and using my GPS, but often then it seems like a what now? scenario when approaching a venue that’s foreign and...
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