Best practice guidelines for the design, production and presentation of vacuum formed tactile maps

Design, production and presentation of vacuum formed tactile maps

These guidelines are specific to vacuum formed maps, although some points will also apply to other techniques. They are offered as an aid to producing useful tactile maps, rather than as a set of mandatory instructions. At all times, people who are going to use the maps should be involved in their preparation as the "design and production of effective maps … requires blind user advice, feedback and testing" [33].

A tactile map package should comprise:

The whole package should be easy to manipulate and should be aesthetically acceptable to the users.

The following range of topics should be considered when drawing up a scheme of action: