Researchers from Monash University are testing 3D printed models with blind and deafblind people. These models show the layout of rooms in a building, including the location of walls, stairs, toilets, shops and more. They can show different floors of the same building. The researchers, Ruth and Leona, visited DBV yesterday to test the models with DBV members. We think it’s a great idea and we hope to see tactile models of buildings in future! It might help us find our way around independently.
For more information on the study and to register your interest, please visit: https://forms.gle/fFvvUFRcztUJa7cE9.
Contact Ruth.Nagassa@monash.edu if you have any questions.