Dr Shaun Williams, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University
Some of our members from the THINK Network have published a blog on the potential benefits of 3D printing to support effective and inclusive communication of active travel designs in Wales. In their blog, collaborative project team (which included a community group, a charity, and university researchers) added:
A recent pilot project in collaboration with the Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has looked at new ways of engaging people with visual impairments by exploring the use of 3D printing and tactile maps to support independent travel and navigation in Wales. The use of tactile maps could enable vital input from people with visual impairments when it comes to designing active travel routes.