Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched rather than looked at. These are images that use raised surfaces so that a visually impaired person can feel them. Tactile Graphics include images, diagrams, maps, graphs and paintings and can be grouped together as accessible images. We at DataNZ have been providing tactile graphics outputs in CorelDRAW format in compliance with the BANA (Braille Authority of North America) guidelines and standards.
Our tactile graphics development team has streamlined the tactile image translation process to produce graphics in the most efficient way. This means, with the right tools, producing images that are inexpensive, quick, and easily customisable. Our team of professionals separate text from an image so that the text can later be replaced by Braille and inserted back onto the image. In order to streamline the text selection process, we also employ machine learning to recognize text so that large groups (possibly hundreds) of images can be translated at a time.