Designing Tactile Schematics seeks to provide STEM learning materials to blind and low vision designers and makers.
Schematics are drawings of the relationships between components in an electronic device and are used to build circuits. They are an integral part to learning electronics, and allow users to build devices from torches to laptops. The project developed design standards and best practices for converting visual schematics to tactile ones, creating raised images that could be read by touch. A book of over 50 tactile schematics has been developed, allowing greater access and diversity within maker culture.