On the afternoon of the 5th anniversary of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, please join us for a talk by special guest Dr. Joshua Miele who will talk about his story as a blind cartographer.
Joshua will use the creation of TMAP – Tactile Maps Automated Production – to frame the broader landscape of how tactile maps and graphics can be used by blind people to understand many kinds of spatial information. He will discuss the power of touch as a spatial precept, as well as the design constraints on tactile representations that are surprising and challenging to most visual designers. Key topics include historical techniques for creating tactile maps, examples and counterexamples of tactile map use cases, and promising technologies for expanding the availability of accessible maps in the future.
When: Friday April 23, 2021, 3:00 p.m. PST
Real-time captioning will be provided for this event. If you need any other disability-related accommodation, please contact the David Rumsey Map Center by emailing email@example.com. Requests should be made by April 16.