Tactile Graphics

Convert images into tactile graphics that are accessible for the visually impaired

What are Tactile Graphics?

Tactile graphics are images that have been designed to be felt and interpreted by individuals who are blind or have low vision.

These images are typically created using raised lines or other tactile features that can be distinguished by touch.

Tactile graphics are often used in educational materials such as books and posters, maps, diagrams, and other applications where visual information is important.

Process of Creating Tactile Graphics

The production of tactile graphics involves a number of different steps.

First, a graphic designer creates a visual image using specialized software. This image is then converted into a tactile format using a tactile graphics embosser or other specialized equipment.

The resulting tactile image can be felt and interpreted by individuals who are blind or have low vision.

At AEL Data, we don’t print the graphics themselves but design and provide them as electronic files. Our outputs are delivered in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw.

We produce Tactile Graphics for European NPOs and libraries with custom standards. And for our North American customers in compliance with BANA (Braille Authority of North America) and CBA (Canadian Braille Association) guidelines and standards.

Some of the classroom subjects of tactile images include:

  • Biology
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maps

Our Process

Send us an email with sample images and let us know if you need braille transcription or tactile graphics alone.

We will analyze the document and give you a quote. Once it is approved, we begin converting the files with lead times as defined in the SLA.

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