A new and fully accessible narrative mapping service, ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps are modeled after the often-used "directions" of Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and MapQuest. With those services, sighted users make their selections for a starting point and destination from a drop-down menu of landmarks, and then click "GO" for directions. We have taken this information model, compiled additional adaptations that meet the specific needs of the blind and deafblind, and are now able to provide non-sighted travelers with customized "mobility-friendly" walking directions.

For more information visit www.clickandgomaps.com.

Tactile Maps PDF Print E-mail

INTOUCH GRAPHICS is a unique design company that specializes in creating quality, customized tactile maps that meet the needs of the visually impaired, blind, and mobility impaired, as well as those with normal vision. We create and produce tactile maps for university campuses, schools for the blind, museums, hotel lobbies, downtown areas of cities, camps, libraries, and other sites. Our maps can be made to represent outdoor walking routes, campus areas, indoor floor plan layouts, fire exit routes, etc.

InTouch Graphics tactile maps include simultaneous low vision and tactile features, offering a cutting-edge illustration of "universal design" in practice. Any individual, whether they have 20/20 vision, low vision, or no vision, can access and benefit from these maps. Our maps can also be designed to include information for individuals who are mobility impaired, allowing users to identify and plan wheelchair accessible routes.

We believe our maps are of the highest quality available, and we deliver them in both portable and permanent (installation) formats for all of our projects. The installation maps are intended for indoor or outdoor placement in prominent locations of a campus or institution, while the portable maps can be conveniently brought home and studied more comfortably and carefully.

Testimonial PDF Print E-mail
The California School for the Blind is extremely pleased with the work done by Joe Cioffi and his team from InTouch Graphics in developing both permanent and portable tactile maps of our campus in Fremont , California. The maps are accurate, attractive and accessible to all individuals, due not only to their outstanding tactile qualities but also to their high contrast visual qualities for those with low vision.  The maps have added so much beauty as well as functionality to our campus, and also serve to raise community awareness of the need to provide accessible information for blind persons.

Joe and his team has worked collaboratively with our orientation and mobility instructors, consumers, blind staff, and students, to assure the accuracy and usability of the products.  They and has achieved a series of maps which are functional, attractive, and meet the needs of all visitors to our campus.  These maps serve not only to provide visitors with orientation to our campus, but provide teaching opportunities for our students to access spatial information and learn the importance of the "language of lines." We highly recommend the team from InTouch Graphics and their state of the art products to any who wish to provide accessible maps to their clientele.

Stuart Wittenstein, Ed.D., Superintendent
California  School for the Blind
Permanent Installation Maps PDF Print E-mail
Our permanent installation maps are usually etched in magnesium, but can also be produced in bronze or other materials. They have a high contrast enamel paint and include color features.
Both permanent display and portable maps are labeled in Braille, utilize an easy-to-read tactile-visual symbol system, and have simultaneous large print high-contrast displays. They also come with a legend and directory of locations, and can be designed with an X/Y coordinate system for quick tactile navigation.
Portable maps PDF Print E-mail
Our portable tactile maps are designed in swellpaper (encapsulated plastic) and intended for distribution to users/consumers at schools, universities, museums, etc., as needed. They can be as small as 11” X 17”, but are more often designed in a larger, collapsible format that allows a comfortable representation of an area, and convenient transport.
For Mobility Departments at Schools and Agencies for the Blind PDF Print E-mail
InTouch Graphics offers to design and produce tactile maps for mobility departments at residential and non-residential schools for the blind, agencies for the blind, and any other centers serving blind or deafblind individuals.