Tactile Maps: Design, Construction and Usage
What is a tactile map?
Our tactile 3D maps for the blind 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.
Quality design and construction
Our permanent installation tactile maps are typically etched in magnesium or aluminum. They have a high contrast enamel paint and can include color features.
Labeled in Braille, they also utilize an easy-to-read tactile-visual symbol system and include large print, high-contrast displays. They can be designed with a legend and a directory of locations, as well as an X/Y coordinate system for quick tactile navigation.
Suitable for every venue
These maps are appropriate for university campuses, schools for the blind, museums, hotels, downtown areas of cities, parks, libraries, and other sites. Our maps can be made to represent outdoor walking routes, indoor floor plan layouts, fire exit routes, and more. They are an attractive complement to any venue.