Survey: 3D Printing for Accessible Materials in Schools

Benetech—the company behind Bookshare, the online clearinghouse for accessible textbooks—has just released a survey aimed at teachers who work with students who are blind or have low vision.

“This project aims to gather information on the potential use of three-dimensional (3D) printing with students who are visually impaired in kindergarten through postsecondary grades. We are interested in the availability and proximity of 3D printers to staff members who support these students, and how this technology might be used to provide tactile information to students who cannot access visual information. This information will be valuable in determining how 3D printing technology can be leveraged to support the learning needs of students with visual impairments.”

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This survey is neither sponsored by Louisiana Tech nor the Institute on Blindness, though we are posting this information in the hope that a broad sample will increase the survey’s reliability and yield productive results.

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Corbb O'Connor
Corbb, a blind entrepreneur, coordinates the outreach and marketing efforts for the Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University as an independent consultant.

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