Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodnight Moon Goes 3-D for the Visually Impaired

“Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon.” That's the start of a University of Colorado Boulder post. A children’s feel-good classic, Goodnight Moon, could get a shot in the arm. A CU-Blouder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story as they read it aloud. With more than 40 million copies in print, the Margaret Wise Brown story was a logical first choice for CU-Boulder’s Tactile Picture Books Project. CU-Boulder computer science Assistant Professor Tom Yeh and his team now are using the same techniques to print other popular children’s books, including Harold and the Purple Crayon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read more.

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