2D Tactile Graphics Software and Embosser Basics (Part 2 of the Dimensions Project bringing free training and free studio access to community members wanting to create their own tactile graphics and objects)

Tactile image of a stylized smiling sun, created with Tactile View Software and an Index Everest embosser

Tactile image of a stylized smiling sun, created with Tactile View Software and an Index Everest embosser

Learn how to use TactileView software to import images and prepare them to be embossed, or to create your own designs from scratch (by drawing or using menu-driven design). Get to know the Index Everest embosser that turns your designs, maps or graphs into tactile images. Discover catalogs of ready-to-emboss tactile designs that you can download and modify according to your needs. Please register by emailing chanceyfleet@nypl.org or calling 212-621-0627

This workshop is part of the Dimensions project – bringing free tactile graphics and 3d printing to the community with accessible equipment, software, and training workshops.   Read more about the project here

Get Involved: Free Skillbuilding Workshops

Throughout Winter 2017-2018, the Library will offer a set of three skillbuilding workshops around tactile graphics. Registration is required. If you are interested in attending both the 2d and 3d Basics, we strongly recommend that you attend one of the Tactile Tactics: Best Practices for Tactile Design sessions. Check our calendar for dates and RSVP information.