* New Information

Niigata eight wards map puzzle made using a 3D printer

* Tactile Map Automatic Creation System (TMACS)

Map from Niigata Daigaku Mae Station to University of Niigata. Print it onto capsule paper to produce a tactile map. (PDF file 76KB)

Several types of Tactile Map Automated Creation Systems (TMACS) are developed in our laboratory. They are available from below.

  1. tmacs (Tactile Map Automated Creation System) [c]
  2. Original tmacs site open since June 2010.

  3. tmacs [mb]
  4. tmacs unsing mapbox. Worldwide maps available.

  5. tmacs [et]
  6. Another tmacs unsing mapbox. Compatible with the precise tactile graphics printer EasyTactix, Sinka.

  7. Mori Tactile Graphics Editor
  8. Tactile graphics editor Web application.

  9. Online map for people with low vision
  10. High contrast online map for people with low vision.

* Tactile Star Chart

Snapshot of a tactile star chart.

  Star charts are tactualized by using capsule paper. They were very popular at Sight World 2013 amongst blind people who were interested in but never had access to constellations.

* Tactile Graphics

The site introduces tactile gprahics ever developed in our laboratory and delivered to visually impaired persons. Graphics data are availabel in PDF file so that you can download and print on capsule paper t make tactile graphics on your own. (Open since December 2015)

Tactile Graphics

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* Lab Members' and Collaborators' Page

Laboratory members and research group members in other institutes are introduced on Lab Members' and Collaborators' Page.

* Contact

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