Blind Students Use 3D Pens to “See” Things They Draw

A child holding a 3Doodler 3Doodler pen and is about to start drawing.

Blind students at Priestley Smith School in Birmingham have been using 3D pens to draw and “see” their creations by touching and feeling the raised, freshly created objects. Before that, they had to ask someone else to draw, and get it altered on raised paper. The 3Doodler Start, released just last month, has won an endorsement from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for ease of use.

The 3D pens are not only being used for drawing but for also teaching subjects like math and science that involve learning about shapes and space, symmetry, and drawing diagrams.

The latest version of 3Doodler, called START, also comes with easy to locate tactile start/ stop and on/off buttons, and audio instructions (available on 3Doodler’s website) to help users get started.

Interested in trying 3Doodler for your students? A starter kit is available on Amazon for ~$36.

Source: Educational Technology, Belfast Telegraph

 

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