Piaf produces high quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper. It is ideal for people who are blind and vision impaired. Piaf's controlled heat source causes any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn, printed or copied onto the capsule paper to swell. The result is an instant tactile graphic. Piaf can be used in a variety of educational, employment and personal settings.
In early education Piaf can be used to:
In secondary or post secondary, Piaf can be used to access graphical information in nearly all subject areas especially Mathematics and the Sciences.
Orientation and Mobility
Piaf can produce high-quality local area maps for orientation and mobility training, or make campus or building maps for students or employees.
With Piaf, blind and visually impaired people can understand the information on a computer screen, or grasp organizational structure of the business and access sales charts. One or two tactile diagrams can save thousands of words.
Piaf can be used to make a chess board accessible, accessing pictures to know the difference between a giraffe and a leopard, and exploring world maps to identify where countries are located.