Proofreading the Tactile Graphic: the Important Last Step

Allison Robyn O’Day

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O’Day, A. R. (2014). Proofreading the tactile graphic: the important last step. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 4(1). Retrieved from doi:


Tactile graphic illustrations in Braille texts are equally as important to the Braille reader as print diagrams are to the sighted student. To ensure that the correct meaning of the print illustration is portrayed in the tactile graphic, the tactile graphic should be proofread by a certified Braille proofreader.


Tactile graphics; tactile drawings; proofreading; certified Braille proofreader; best practices; key; area, line, and point symbols; vacuum-forming

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