Proposing Accessible Line Standards for Tactile Drafting Accessibility for Blind and Low-Vision Students

April 1st, 2023 | RESEARCH

This article presents tactile drafting techniques developed in collaboration with blind educators and students that have the potential to increase BLV students’ access to drafting and engineering graphic curriculum in K-12 and higher education. This work builds on previous work funded by the National Science Foundation (Goodridge et al., 2019; Ashby et al., 2018; Lopez et al., 2020; Goodridge et al., 2021a; Goodridge et al., 2021b) and it is the authors’ hope that some of the practices included herein will allow BLV youth to further develop technological and engineering literacy in related technology and engineering graphics courses. 



Team Members

Wade Goodridge, Co-Principal Investigator, Utah State University
Natalie Shaheen, Author, Illinois State University
Scott Bartholomew, Author, Utah State University
Ann Cunningham, Author


Identifier Type: ISSN
Identifier: 2158-0502

Publication: Technology and engineering teacher
Volume: 82
Number: 7
Page(s): 13-22


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1712887
Funding Amount: $2,101,009.00

Related URLs

Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | K-12 Programs | Summer and Extended Camps