People love to focus on the “evils” of technology, but the positive side gets far too little attention.
Case in point: someone has come up with a brilliant way to use a 3D printer to create “cards” that allow a reader with vision issues to “see” the pictures that go along with the story. And that’s just one use for this technology - the creators report that the solution has also been used for designing assistive devices like can openers, tactile diagrams, and fractal art.
The tool’s name is CraftML, and there is an online demo scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th at 3pm MT (5pm ET).
You can read more about this by visiting: http://makezine.com/2016/03/28/customize-and-print-3d-picture-books-visually-impaired-kids/