Project Core: Tactile Graphic Symbols

3D printing allows us to create tactile symbols that represent the most common words in spoken English for groups of school-aged students with significant cognitive disabilities. While tactile symbols have been available for some time, 3D printers have advantages over prior approaches to creating tactile symbols. Perhaps most important among these advantages is the fact that symbols can easily be replicated when they are lost or more are needed for use across environments.This 3D printing project is a component of a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.