Tactile graphics help illustrate human body structures.

Build a Better Book: Creative Design in Library Makerspaces (STEM for All Video)

May 14, 2018

Build a Better Book's second video for the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase provides an update about the project, including program impacts. This video received a Facilitators' Choice award in the 2018 STEM Video Hall Showcase.

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Update on the Build a Better Book project (radio interview)

Jan. 13, 2018

Build a Better Book team members Shalini Menon and Stacey Forsyth provide an update on the project to The Beacon podcast.

Team member Shalini Menon feels a tactile diagram of an eye.

Blind researcher brings magic touch to book project

Dec. 5, 2017

As a child, Shalini Menon used tactile graphics to aid her in her science and math studies. Now, she brings her experience to the Build a Better Book project, helping to improve the tactile materials produced through the program.

Teen participant displays his tactile book.

Designing Multi-Modal Books to Engage Youth in STEM (STEM for All Video)

May 15, 2017

View a short overview of the Build a Better Book project, produced for the annual NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. This video was awarded a Presenters' Choice award in the 2017 video showcase.

A blind child explores a tactile book with her fingers.

Imagining a new way to read, one 3D-printed book at a time

July 3, 2014

CU Boulder researchers have begun a new project to create 3D-printed tactile picture books.

Blindfolded teens feel 3D-printed tactile book pages.

CU-Boulder researchers create children's books with 3-D printing

June 29, 2014

CU Boulder researchers create 3D-printed tactile books to promote literacy among young children with visual impairments.

A blind child explores a tactile picture with her fingers.

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3D thanks to CU-Boulder research team

June 23, 2014

CU Boulder's Tom Yeh and his team collaborate with the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver to create 3D-printed tactile picture books for young children.