To provide students who are blind or visually impaired with hands-on experience with various tools and materials used in design and construction. The student will make a mold and a duplicate for an engraved image.
Buildings and monuments often have engraved writing or interesting designs. A student with a visual impairment may not notice these features unless given the opportunity to examine them. On a field trip students may tactually examine various possibilities. Be sure to get permission from the owner or management of any private property.
The photo on the right shows a sheet of aluminum foil with cardboard underneath it on one side of the picture. The image of the engraving to be copied is visible in the foil. A can of shaving cream is in the background; the shaving cream was used to attach the aluminum foil to the cardboard for stability. The finished plaster cast with its tactile design is next to the aluminum foil and cardboard.