While we're all seeking and adjusting to a more safe and inclusive way of showing tactile information, Tact-Ed is going back to the drawing board. It took us 20 years to get this far with experiments, failures, and feedback from tactile experts and the wonderful community of visually-impaired people.
Now we're working with virologists and material experts to keep our same path in a much safer way.
When we made Mission to Nocterra in 2018, everyone had to use antibacterial wipes before entering the room. The feeling that no one's dirty hands touched what you were touching was a great one. People responded well to it, no matter the theatrical reason we gave, it was just comforting. Safely handling tactile models and graphics will always be a concern and we want to be a part of that safety.
Keep in touch, ask us questions, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and maybe Instagram if we can get it together. Stay safe and be nice to each other.
By supplementing a museum exhibit or being our own main exhibit, we help everyone easily see what is difficult or impossible to see.
Helping people understand concepts like distance, transportation lines and our scale in the world, increases independence and confidence.
With over 20 years of research and development with the blind community of Colorado, we are uniquely skilled to create accurate, useful models.