Tactile Graphics for Museums

Today, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, an excellent Museum.  The Museum makes use of Tactile Graphics in their painting gallery.  Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched rather than looked at. The content of the graphic is represented by a set of symbols selected to be easily read and understood.

Links regarding Tactile Graphics:

RNIB National Centre for Tactile Diagrams

Tactile Graphics, by Polly K. Edman

American Foundation for the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind, Resource List

Tactile Graphics Website

Texas School for the Blind, Tactile Graphics Page

Producers:

Touch Graphics

Zychem ltd

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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