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Teaching Tactile Interpretation of 2-Dimensional Shapes, Pictures and Maps

March 10, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Child's hands on wooden board with 2-D shapes

Figure 1 Identifying tactile 2-D shapes

James is an 8-year-old braille user who is in a mainstream setting at his local primary school.

Sue Fletcher, BLENNZ Resource Teacher: Vision, describes how she introduced James to tactile drawings, maps and diagrams using a Sewell Drawing Kit. In figure 1 James is identifying tactile 2D shapes.

The purpose of the programme was to extend James ability to interpret 2-dimensional images to assist his understanding of maps and of maths and science diagrams used later in secondary schools. Continue Reading →

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