Raised-Line Drawing Board

 
The Raised-Line Drawing Board produces a negative image meaning that the raised line is on the opposite side of the paper.  It is simple to use and doesn't require any specialized equipment. 
 
The following brief description is from the Braille Superstore:
 
The Raised-Line Drawing Board is a simple and effective tool. Basically, you just place a regular 8.5" X 11" sheet of paper into the frame on this specially-designed wooden board.  Then, using an ordinary pen or Braille stylus, simply draw whatever you like - pressing firmly.  Instantly, you'll be able to feel a clear outline of what you've drawn. And when you flip the page over, you'll have a perfectly-raised diagram on the reverse side - and every detail will easily be felt. 
 
Never before has there been such an awesome raised drawing system available to the blind.  Now, blind kids can draw pictures to their hearts' content; and, in seconds, parents and teachers can produce tactile diagrams of formerly "visual" concepts. Perhaps best of all, you don't need any specialized, expensive plastic sheets or writing instruments to do this - thin copy paper or even thick Braille paper will work nicely!
 
Measures about 11" by 1" by 1/2 "
Package Weight: about 12 ounces
Directions for the Raised-Line Drawing Board are found on the Braille Superstore site at this link: http://www.braillebookstore.com/Raised--Line-Drawing-Board.d
Strengths: 
  • Simple to use 
  • The Raised-Line Drawing Board doesn't require any specialized equipment for use. Braille or print paper and any pen or stylus works with the Drawing Board. 
  • Inexpensive - Only $14.95
Limitations: 
  • The Raised-Line Drawing Board does not produce a very heavy line so it can be more difficult for students with tactile differentiation problems to feel the line. 
  • There are not rubber feet on the Raised-Line Drawing Board so it tends to move around when in use.  A rubber mat under the Drawing Board is a simple solution. 
Ordering Info: 
The Raised-Line Drawing Board is avaialble from the Braille Superstore for only $14.95.
 
It is item number 1292
Can be ordered on-line or over the phone.
The phone number for the Braille Superstore is 1-800-987-1231