The Book of Shapes
“The Book of Shapes aims at enhancing the visual perception that the blind and the visually impaired have of the world around them. The book introduces basic geometrical shapes and combines those shapes to help blind and visually impaired readers visualise objects that they interact with everyday and with which they may be visually unfamiliar. Maintaining the simplicity of the shapes was important to make them easily understandable and to facilitate their distinction. The shapes are embossed on white paper and are paired with short descriptions written in Braille to further enhance the visualisation process. The book also has descriptions in sighted language in order to make the content accessible to everyone. The sighted language is printed on a different type of paper so that the blind reader would be able to easily distinguish between the two types. The book brings together forty designs using only five basic shapes, however the aim of the project is not only to present a comprehensive version of those forty objects, but also to suggest a new system that should be applied alongside braille in order to enhance the visual conception that the blind and the visually impaired have of their entourage”.
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Mahmoud, Soraya, "The Book of Shapes" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 59.
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