Article added: 11.2023
Information boards for the blind in the museum. Typhlography techniques
Using typhlographic techniques, we show visitors the shapes of objects, e.g. a sword hilt, commemorative seal, embroidery and fabric textures, elements of clothing and the appearance and shape of objects that cannot be touched. So far, we have implemented typhlography for, among others: Museum in Kraków, Kościan, Łazienki Warszawskie, Głogów and Stalowa Wola.Read more
Article added: 11.2022
Information boards with braille in museum, open-air museum, park, monuments
It is no longer only the permanent exhibition in museums, but also temporary exhibitions that are becoming adapted for visitors with visually impaired. Constantly developing museum facilities are preparing special tools that allow people with with diverse needs to establish a fuller contact with art. These can be found in exhibitions of works by the most prominent artists around the world.Read more
Article added: 04.2022
Tiflographic signs and the requirements of the Declaration of Accessibility for Public Buildings and Organizations
An accessibility statement is a description of a public entity's accessibility for people with disabilities. It informs these people about the solutions, but also the problems they will encounter on the website, in the mobile application and buildings of the public entity in question.Read more
Article added: 03.2022
How long does it take to master Braille?
Learning Braille is a process that requires self-denial and discipline. The system was developed in 1824 and was based on a matrix of six dots. Blind people and visually impaired can become more independent and self-reliant thanks to it. Braille placards provide a lot of important information regarding not only the surrounding reality. In this way, for example, literary works can be read. What does the learning process look like and how long does it take?Read more
Article added: 01.2022
What does the building law say about accessibility of buildings for the blind?
Progressive demographic changes resulting in an aging population are influencing the increased need to adapt various types of buildings to the requirements of people disabled people and their capabilities. This applies to both public institutions and residential facilities. For this reason, architects, designers, engineers and contractors must remember to observe the principle of so-called universal design. While this is quite a challenge in terms of investment, it is now an an absolute necessity. How do building regulations relate to the design of solutions for the blind?Read more
Article added: 12.2021
How to read Braille writing?
The origins of the dot alphabet date back to the 19th century. One of its creators was Charles Barbier, who took it upon himself to develop the cipher for military purposes. As a result, soldiers were able to read it even in complete darkness. This cipher was a configuration of twelve characters, which corresponded to individual letters of the Latin alphabet. In later years, it was transformed by Louis Braille into the well-known to this day the six-point. How should relief printing be read?Read more
Article added: 11.2021
How to write in braille?
Dot writing, or Braille, is a type of alphabet for the blind that is now widespread throughout the world. Its base is made up of six dots, which together form a forming character. The alphabet was created in the 19th century by Louis Braille. Before that, people with vision problems used with books in which the letters were printed in convex type, but they had to be large enough to be be read. Because of this, the whole system was inefficient and very cumbersome. Today, Braille slates with a distinctive six-point font can be found in many places in public spaces. However, what are the rules regarding writing in this alphabet?Read more
Article added: 10.2021
Where can we find Braille placards?
One of the best ways to make it easier for blind people to get around in public spaces public space, as well as better understanding of the reality around them, are Braille placards. They are an example of of tyflography, which is based on relief printing. In this way, various types of elements or specific things are described, while taking care to simplify the message as much as possible. Depending on what kind of material one is dealing with, different methods are used. In what places can you most often meet with plates and what is worth knowing about this subject?Read more
Article added: 09.2021
Convex printing - what is it used for?
One of the fields whose rapid development can be observed nowadays is tiflography. It was created with a view to blind people who want to find themselves better in the reality around them. Convex graphics also helps them with spatial orientation and provides information about specific places. Its task is to describe specific things in such a way that the disabled get the most important data they need, for example. to find a particular place or to navigate independently in public spaces. How tyflografic is still used and what is worth knowing about it?Read more
Article added: 08.2021
How do blind people read braille?
The system developed by Louis Braille, who was an alumnus of the Royal Institute for the Blind in Paris made it immensely easier for the disabled to read signs, as it reduced the number of dots from twelve to six. The earlier system did not take into account the rules of spelling, punctuation or numerals. Consequently, it was not very useful. The letters were relatively large, and this in turn translated into low efficiency of the whole process and cumbersome. What does it look like nowadays and how are Braille slates read?Read more
Article added: 07.2021
Tiflography - what does it consist of?
The sense of sight is one of the most important when it comes to the ability to learn about the world. It allows us to recognize symbols, signs and any other drawings. Thanks to it, we are able to read various types of instructions, maps and filling out documents. However, blind people need to use their other senses. In order for them to be able to understand the message, so-called convex drawings are useful. Their creation is made possible by tiflography. What exactly does it consist of and how can it be used?Read more
Article added: 06.2021
What is the history of braille printing?
One of the key elements of the education process is learning to read and write. It is thanks to their mastery mastery, communication is possible, as well as human development in various spheres. Blind people use the alphabet Braille. At this point it is worth noting that this is a type of writing, not a language in itself. Thanks to it, disabled people gain the ability to read as well as write, becoming not only recipients of culture, but also its creators. Braille printing, known as tiflography, allows to better understand the surrounding world and improve many cognitive processes. But what were the origins of this alphabet?Read more
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