Tactile Tactics: Best Practices for Tactile Design (Part 1 of the Dimensions project providing free training and free studio access to community members wanting to make their own tactile graphics and objects)

Tactile Floor Plan of the Library

2d-embossed paper tactile floor plan of the first floor of the Andrew Heiskell Library with braille abbreviations

Join Annie Leist, Disability Inclusion Associate at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for a workshop designed to get you thinking about how to design effective and meaningful tactile graphics and models to engage people with and without vision. Explore the differences between visual and tactile experience, and learn how to use that awareness to thoughtfully plan, create, and select successful tactile representations and objects to serve constituents and engage audiences. You’ll also review strategies on how to implement the tactiles well, and how context can impact a tactile’s meaning. Please register by emailing chanceyfleet@nypl.org or calling 212-621-0627

5:15 PM Networking and Refreshments

6:00 PM Training Begins

7:45 PM Adjurned

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.