The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh is working with vision-impairment experts from Germany, the Netherlands and Spain on a 3D-printing project. This is part of the future of vision impairment education, and we are at the forefront of this, and it is very exciting.
The project, which began in 2020 and is being called 3D4VIP, will create a database of 3D-printable objects specifically designed to help learners with vision impairment. This will be shared on a new website, which can be accessed by vision-impairment professionals across the world.
The 3D4VIP project focuses on the importance of touch and feel to a visually impaired (VI) learner and on how 3D printing can enhance the learning experience. We’ve come up with 25 objects that are specially designed for learners with vision impairment.