Tactile graphics represent a variety of illustrations, diagrams or graphs that contain information conveyed in non-textual formats.
In the past few years Canadian and American Braille authorities addressed some of the issues related to tactile graphics by developing guidelines and standards for their production. At the same time, advances in Braille and graphic software, capsular paper and related technologies and options to share tactile graphics files provided PRCVI with an opportunity to develop a province wide system for the production and sharing of quality tactile graphics. In addition, best practice required that a more comprehensive developmental approach to the instruction provided to students in the interpretation of tactile graphics should be encouraged across the province.
Developed by Suzette Wright, an Educational Researcher with APH, this 35-page illustrated guide offers a wealth of information to everyone embarking on making a tactile book.
Publication Note: Hardcopy print and braille editions, along with the supplement of tactile graphic examples, are being produced for sale by the American Printing House for the Blind. The print versions are now available for purchase, and the braille versions will be available in the very near future.
PRCVI's inventory of over 1100 tactile graphics files that meet current production standards. Revised and updated in 2013.
The Corel image files are available to download from ARC-BC website.
The following set of 13 narrated software tutorials have been developed to help you to create tactile graphics using Corel Draw.
Download the Corel Draw Tactile Graphics Booklet; the demonstrations are designed for use with the booklet. Look for the booklet page number that accompanies each demo file.
|Title of Demo||Corresponding page and Booklet|
|2. Page Settings||3|
|4. Filling Objects||Additional Information|
|5. Pie Graphs||10|
|6. Moving and Scaling Objects||Moving - 11
Scaling - 13
|7. Skew and Rotate Objects||Skew - 12
Rotate - 14
|8. Drawing Lines||16|
|9. Curving a Line||17-18|
|10. Selecting Objects||20-23|
|12. Saving Files||24|
|13. Modifying Files||Additional Information|
Contact Softchoice to order your copy of Corel Draw at educational pricing:
In order to get the education price, you must order it through your school district's central purchaser or the school. Educational discount orders cannot be processed on personal credit cards.
If you require a few copies for your district, then you only need to buy the Media CD once and then the software License for the number of computers on which you intend to load Corel Draw.
Corel Website: http://www.corel.com
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