Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Media Coverage about Tactile Maps

This entry is supposed to function as a list of links to ressources and blog reports about tactile maps on the web.

In a broader sense tactile maps could be everything material that is explored with the fingers and that holds an analogy to the spatial world, for example
Some radio reports, like this and this (from 2008), have investigated the topic of tactile maps and how they could help in navigating as well. Sometimes you can find a newspaper article on the topic (from 2006). Some papers I have read as well are introduced in ajfowler's blog. Jonathan Crowe's blog about maps featured several articles on tactile maps: most notably A View of Prague for the Blind and Maps for the Visually Impaired (from 2007). Some universities have founded research groups and report about it.