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Sharing tactile emojis

As we mentioned in a previous newsletter, we created a few of the newly suggested emojis as tactile diagrams for our visitors of the 2019 ZieZo exhibition. They were very well received. We are happy to share the four designs with you. You can download the designs here.

Please keep in mind that the images were created with TactileView and saved in .BPX format. In order to take full advantage of the tactile graphics you need a registered version of the software; printing them using the demo version will add some watermarks.

Emoji of blind person with cane

Pass your upcoming math exams with the MDA

Graph sketched on the TactiPad by the MDA

The motorised drawing arm (MDA) is capable of sketching a wide variety of designs, created with the TactileView software, right onto the TactiPad drawing board. We will be demonstrating the full setup of our system at the SightCity exhibition in Frankfurt. We will show you how a student can use it to pass the upcoming math exams, or how a teacher can use our system to prepare math assignments. Of course, a great variety of different subjects can also be sketched…

Read morePass your upcoming math exams with the MDA

Keep the TactileView manual at hand – download the PDF version

In our previous newsletter, the TactileView manual page and tutorial section were introduced. This richly illustrated user guide allows you to look up any software functionality you might need. From installation and setting up to creating and printing your very own tactile graphics – it’s all in there.

TactileView manual on a smartphone and tablet

By popular demand, this software manual is now also available in a downloadable PDF version! This way, you can always keep the user guide at hand on your mobile device or save it on your computer for offline use.

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Download the PDF version of the TactileView software manual

P.s. – Why not use the manual and tutorials as a guide to create the most original and personalised Christmas cards in braille?

TactileView – Get better results with the new tutorial section

Are you producing tactile images and other materials for blind readers, or planning to do so? And would you like to discover how TactileView can help you to create outstanding tactile graphics with minimal effort?

Then our manual page and newly added tutorial section might be the ideal place for you to start. Our first tutorial covers how to find a suitable image on the internet and which software functions to use to convert it into a tactile diagram. With either the step by step guide or the included video, you will find out how easy it can be to produce your very own high quality tactile graphics.

Screenshot of the TactileView manual page

The tutorials will show you the process of creating tactile graphics, whereas the manual section explains each software function separately and more extensively. If you wish to discover more about any of the software functions that are used in the tutorial, simply follow the links in the tutorial, which will bring you to the various richly illustrated manual sections that will cover them in more detail.

Windows 10 supported

Microsoft has recently released their latest version of their operating system – Windows 10. For those that wish to upgrade we have good news: support for TactileView v2.200 also includes Windows 10.

In case you are using printer drivers for your printer or embosser that where supplied from the manufacturer, you may have to check the producer’s website to make sure they are compatible with Windows 10.

CircleFrame and GraphGrid – Increase the TactiPad’s drawing potential

Zagzag triangle is used to draw intriguing shapes and repeating patterns

Along with the TactiPad GraphGrid that we showed previously, we have also developed the TactiPad CircleFrame, which together form a set of intuitive TactiPad accessories. Both add-ons increase the easiness with which you can make a tactile drawing on the TactiPad and open up an even wider range of highly accurate and wonderfully creative drawings. In this weblog you will find a short overview of the added possibilities that these accessories can provide for education, professional and home use.

Photo: GraphGrid and CircleFrame accessories for the TactiPad drawing board

Read moreCircleFrame and GraphGrid – Increase the TactiPad’s drawing potential