Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Sketchpad to Create Raised Line Drawings

inTACT sketchpad

The inTACT sketchpad is a versatile tool for students with visual impairments.  It can be used to create tactile graphics, and can also be used as a drawing or writing tool for young children who are blind or visually impaired.  As you draw with a stylus on the tactile film, a raised line appears under your fingertips, enabling you to feel your drawings as you go.

Possible uses include:

  • For Kids: Learn to draw early just like sighted peers
  • For Students: Draw and feel shapes, graphs, figures, and art to access education without limits
  • For TVIs: Quickly create tactile graphics by hand and interact with students on a visual and tactile medium
  • For Living: Access and create maps, diagrams, and drawings to develop and share ideas with the people around you.

Student using inTact Numbers on inTACTStudent creating tactile bar graph

 

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13 x 10.5 x 1.25 in.
  • 10.5 x 7 in. tactile drawing area
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Rubber drawing surface enables lines of different heights and textures
  • Magnetic frame for easily securing and changing drawing sheet
Sketchpad collage

 

 

Posted on April 11, 2015
Updated on: February 21, 2018