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PIAF Picture in a Flash Tactile Graphic Maker

Supplier: Humanware

PIAF Picture in a Flash Tactile Graphic Maker

PIAF (Picture In A Flash)

PIAF is a tactile image maker. It is a device that produces high quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper, known as the Tangible Magic 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.

Overview

A Tactile Image Maker

A simple and Fast way to prepare Tactile Graphics.

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.

It is especially effective when used with the Tangible Magic Paper. This paper with its superb characteristics allows the user to run it through the PIAF multiple times without compromising the quality of what has already been puffed up. This feature makes producing and handling tactile images more interactive and dynamic.

Piaf is a machine that makes raised line drawings on special paper, called capsule or swell paper. Users can draw, print or photocopy pictures onto the swell paper and pass it through the Piaf. The heat of the Piaf causes the lines to swell and then the drawing can be read with the fingers. It is ideal for people who are blind and vision impaired. Piaf is being used in a variety of educational, employment and personal settings.

Piaf is being used in a variety of educational, employment and personal settings.

Piaf tactile in use

Education

In early education Piaf can be used to

  • Introduce simple shapes and basic concepts;
  • Learn to draw and taking the first tentative steps to expressing oneself graphically;
  • Learn about handwriting and signature writing.

In secondary and post secondary education Piaf can be used to access graphical information in nearly all subject areas especially Math and Science.

Employment

With Piaf, blind and vision impaired people can understand the information on a computer screen, grasp organizational structure of the business and access sales charts. One or two tactile diagrams can save thousands of words.

Home

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.

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.

New Tangible Magic Paper will offer tactile image experience unattainable before:

  • Perfect texture
  • Pleasant for touch
  • High resolution, clear and sharp lines
  • Keeps existing puffed up lines intact even after several runs through the PIAF
  • Responsive even at lower temperatures
  • No issues with printing or copying
  • No smell, no color change
  • Never sticks or dries

Available Formats:

  • A4
  • A3
  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″)
  • Tabloid (11″ x 17″)
  • Custom Sizes

Piaf is high-quality Tactile Graphics with high quality swell paper.

Piaf produces high quality tactile graphics
using heat sensitive Tactile Magic Paper.

It is  ideal for people who are blind or have low vision. 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.

It is especially effective when used with the Tactile Magic Paper. This paper with its superb characteristics allows the user to run it through the PIAF multiple times without compromising the quality of what has already been puffed up. This feature makes producing and handling tactile images more interactive and dynamic.

Untangling the Mysteries of Graphic Embossers

HumanWare has published their latest webinar “Untangling the Mysteries of Graphic Embossers.” Watch this webinar presented by tactile graphics expert, Lucia Hasty (http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/about-html/4pw2hq/770950709). You will learn:

  • What makes a good tactile graphic?
  • What is DPI and how does it affect the quality of the graphic?
  • What’s new in the free Firebird graphic software for Enabling embossers?

WATCH THE WEBINAR NOW

Want to Learn More?

Our state-of-the-art technology showroom is a wonderful low vision resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers. You can schedule an appointment with a low vision specialist, who can help you find the right low vision solution and other types of low vision rehabilitation services.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Low Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation Low Vision Product demonstration.  We offer a comprehensive line of low vision products including electronic magnification low vision aids, and leading low vision products for people with Macular Degeneration, and other forms of vision loss.

Contact the Low Vision Specialists at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. Call 888-211-6933 or email info@nelowvision.com.

PIAF Picture in a Flash Tactile Graphic Maker ................................................................................................................ $1,395.00

PIAF Picture in a Flash Tactile Graphic Maker Features

  • Tactile graphics support learning math, science and mobility
  • Students can learn to draw or print and understand spatial concepts
  • Handles paper sizes up to A3 (11x7 inches).
  • Fast operation.
  • Audio Indication - a beep lets you know when to insert the next sheet.
  • Special circuit to extend heater life.
  • Energy efficient and quiet.
  • Easy handling - strong, easy-grip handle and fold down paper trays.
  • Comprehensive safety features
  • Capsule paper can be run thru the PIAF multiple times without compromising quality
  • Embossed lines are more durable and not easily scrapped off with a finger
  • Size- Trays Stored: 190 x 500 x 148mm
  • Size- Trays Open: 190 x 500 x 510 mm
  • Weight: 6kgs/ 13lbs
  • Colour: Blue
  • Ambient temperature range: 0-40° C, 32-104° F
  • Power Consumption: 240 VAC 5Amp 50Hz 110 VAC 10 Amp 60 Hz