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Raised Line Drawing

Raised Line Drawings involve creating tactile representations of visual materials that can assist a student with visual impairments or processing deficits to better understand complex diagrams.

Raised Line Drawings can be created in many ways, from using craft materials to using special technology and machinery. The key to raised line drawings is simplifying the tactile representation so that the student can make sense of what they touch. Faculty can contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office for assistance in creating raised line drawings.

Responsibilities


Student

The student is responsible for notifying the services for students with disabilities office if they need raised line drawings for a class, communicating with faculty about their need for raised line drawings, and for alerting the services office if there are problems with the raised line drawings.

Faculty

Faculty are responsible for coordinating with the student and with the services for students with disabilities office to provide raised line drawings for students who require them.

Administration

The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for notifying faculty of the student?s right to raised line drawings, for assisting faculty in creating raised line drawings, and for facilitating communication between the faculty and student.

Resources

Related Functional Characteristics

Visual Tracking Problem : Raised line drawings can allow a student with visual tracking problems to better comprehend diagrams.

Low Vision : Raised Line Drawings allow students to more effectively process visual diagrams tactically.

Blindness : Raised Line Drawings allow students to learn from tactile representations of visual diagrams.

Processing Deficit (Visual) : Raised line drawings can allow a student with visual processing deficits to better understand complex diagrams.

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