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Tactile Graphics

The Tactile Graphics Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched. They are one of the few fully correct and available educational methods to boost the skill’s development that allow blind kids and youngsters to achieve a dimensional acknowledge and recognition of objects, graphics, charts, symbols, math, scientific specs or spatial notions among others.

Tactile Graphics are the most modern fabulous tool to support the grow of the blind, pursuing higher levels of autonomy and independence during his vast learning process.

The easiest way to produce tactile graphics is through electronic and computed graphics. First because nowadays web info shares millions of drawings and pictures of literally everything and because with some easy steps your work can be repeatable for other students. 

Nevertheless, 99% of the internet pictures should not be embossed directly. A tactile graphic is not a straight reproduction of the print graphic, or a tactile “photocopy”. Issues like colour, small symbols, and artistic touches usually should not be represented. Knowing that, Enabling Technologies offers you the Firebird Software, completely free of charge, to you to tune, adjust, filter and edit you original picture until achieve a crispy, self-explanatory and clear shape of the content to present.

Pioneeringly Enabling Technologies developed the first embosser designed from the scratch to make the perfect graphical dot, not compromised by the need to make a decent and clear braille. Phoenix is the first and the only embosser in the world designed and produced to make tactile graphics the most sharp and clear possible for the blind. Following Enabling Technologies tradition, Phoenix was born and raised to produce the best quality technically possible on tactile graphics, using a special graphical ETC pin, with uncompromised supreme ETC braille quality, allowing the highest dots-per-inch resolutions.


With this full Tactile Graphics support, in all the country, Early Intervention and Stimulation techniques have been redesigned to engage trainings not pursuable until now. Even classic issues like orientation and mobility training are being reinvented to best serve.

Phoenix and Firebird are proudly packed together to achieve greater independence and adequacy of responses to the educational blind special needs. 

Note: Remember this, a braille embosser can not substitute in most applications a tactile graphics printer, but a tactile graphics printer CAN be used as a substitute for a braille embosser.