- Round Table Guidelines on Conveying Visual Information (2005) – covers both tactile graphics and verbalisations. Available for free download in print or braille.
- Image Sorting Tool Decision Tree by DIAGRAM Center – flowchart designed to help determine the purpose of an image and whether it should be omitted, described or created as a tactile graphic
- A guide for the production of tactual and bold print maps (2006) by the NSW Tactual and Bold Print Mapping Committee (TABMAP)
- Australian National Specifications for Tactual Mapping (1980s) by the National Mapping Council of Australia. Documents are available for free download as PDF.
- Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics (2010) by the Braille Authority of North America – currently being updated for UEB. Note that formatting of examples and use of Nemeth math differs from standards in Australia and New Zealand.
- Queensland Tactual Mapping Committee list of symbols for use on tactual maps
- Best practice guidelines for the design, production and presentation of vacuum formed tactile maps by Ann Gardiner and Chris Perkins
- Tactile Graphics Website by Lucia Hasty, with guidelines on designing and producing tactile graphics using a range of technologies/materials.
- Computer Generated Tactile Graphics tutorials by Texas School for the Blind and Vision Impaired
- Adobe Illustrator for Tactile Graphics by High Tech Center Training Unit
creating tactile books for young children
- Telling Stories Through Touch (2005) by Neil Johnston, ClearVision – principles for clear, meaningful tactile representations
- Making a Fabric Book by Marion Ripley, ClearVision – materials and techniques for sewing a fabric book
- Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children’s Books (2008) by Suzette Wright, APH
- DIAGRAM Image Description Guidelines – focus on textbook diagrams
- Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books by National Center for Accessible Media – general principles and excellent examples of descriptions for a range of STEM diagram types
- Handbook for Spoken Mathematics – Larry’s SpeakEasy (1983) by Lawrence A. Chang – focus on mathematic equations
- Art Beyond Sight’s Guidelines for Verbal Description – focus on artworks
- 3D printing for vision impaired children by ANZAGG – an introductory guide with information about 3D printing, advantages and disadvantages for use, where to find existing models and how to design your own.
- 3D Printing for Education by DIAGRAM Center
teaching tactual graphicacy
- Touchdown Sheepville by Phil Gilbert, TABMAP- an individual program to teach tactile reading. Held in print and braille by the Vision Australia library.
- Hungry Fingers educational tools and kits by Prof. Boguslaw Marek
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