The following description is from the InTact website:
- With the inTACT Sketchpad, creating tactile graphics by hand has never been easier. As you draw with a stylus on the tactile film, a raised line appears under your fingertips, enabling you to feel your drawings as you go.
- Like with a pencil, pressure and drawing angle change the height and feel of tactile lines, making shading and texture possible. The inTACT Sketchpad makes tactile drawing easier, more affordable and more powerful.
- 10.5 x 7 in. tactile drawing area
- Rubber drawing surface enables lines of different heights and textures
- Magnetic frame for easily securing and changing drawing sheet
- Internal slot to secure stylus while not in use
- Lightweight and durable design perfect for kids and adults
- Dimensions: 13 x 10.5 x 1.25 in.
- Weight: 3 lbs
Included in kit:
- 1 Sketchpad
- 1 double-ended tactile drawing stylus
- User manual
Note that Tactile Drawing Sheets are no longer included in the kit and can be ordered separately from APH.
- For Kids: Learn to draw early, just like sighted peers
- For Students: Draw and feel shapes, graphs, figures, and art to access education without limits
- For TVIs: Quickly create tactile graphics by hand and interact with students on a visual and tactile medium
- For Living: Access and create maps, diagrams, and drawings to develop and share ideas with the people around you.
- For students, artists, professionals and TVIs, the inTACT Sketchpad is the perfect tool for creating tactile graphics on the fly.
- Easily portable
- Stylus secure within the frame when not in use so that it doesn't get lost
- Magnets hold the paper in place securely on all 4 sides.
- Pads underneath on all sides hold the InTACT Sketchpad still while student draws.
- It allows the option of erasing using the inTACT eraser.
- TVIs and students may find it to be more accessible for both of these reasons.
- Low-vision students also will like the bright colors.
- It is a relatively affordable product.
- The InTACT Sketchpad is not available through APH and therefore is not available on Quota funds.
- The inTACT Sketchpad is available in red or blue.
- The Sketchpad and eraser are available as a bundle: http://www.easytactilegraphics.com/product/intact-drawing-bundle/
To order parts individually, see: