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A project log for 3D Prints for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Visually impaired students can make great use of 3D prints to learn just about any subject, but their teachers need help making good models.

Joan HorvathJoan Horvath 01/26/2018 at 23:380 Comments
Image of 3D printed braille
Image of 3D printed braille

We know it's been a while since we've posted here, but we've been busy taking in the lessons learned from our pilot with the Google Group, talking to lots and lots of people in different communities, and figuring out how these endeavors might scale. It's all harder than it looks - what isn't? - and we have been going down a lot of different promising and not-so-promising roads to think about how 3D printing can be used to help people learn things.

While we are thinking grand thoughts, we've also been trying to find a practical near-term way to help teachers of the visually impaired get started with 3D printing, or at least get an overview of how to get started.

Our first step in this direction is a webinar with Perkins e-learning on 3D printing for teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs.) Perkins School for the Blind, near Boston, is one of the oldest schools for the visually impaired. (Helen Keller went there!)

It's free- on Feb. 28. Sign up here!

http://www.perkinselearning.org/videos/webinar/3d-printing-what-is-realistic-for-tvis

Also, for TVIs in the audience that are more advanced, we now also have on Lynda.com (aka LinkedIn Learning) an intermediate course on 3D printing. If you don't have a Lynda.com account through where you work, they have a one-month free trial.  Here's the course:

https://www.lynda.com/CAD-tutorials/Additive-Manufacturing-Optimizing-3D-Prints/618717-2.html

More to come!

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