Product Directions

Directions for theRaised-Line Drawing Board From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.

Don't let this product's somewhat basic design fool you! Because, even though it appears to be nothing more than a glorified wooden picture frame, it actually does serve a real purpose - and a mighty exciting one at that!

Our tactile drawing board is a low-cost, practical instrument you can use to create your very own raised pictures and drawings. It requires no special, expensive paper or plastic film, nor do you need to use an odd-looking, adapted pen to produce raised lines.

To get started, just place a sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" letter-sized paper into the indented opening, face-up, on the board. Next, pick up an ordinary pen, and, pressing firmly, draw anything you like. As you press steadily on the pen and move it over the surface of your paper, the specially-designed mesh between your sheet and the wooden board will make easily-felt raised lines on your paper, which you can feel by simply turning over the page.

And now for a couple of quick hints. Although any thickness of paper works equally well (and all yield raised lines of the same height), using thicker card stock or Braille paper may prove easier - especially for children - as a thicker page won't wrinkle as you draw. Also, you may use your favorite pen (regardless of its specs), but do take care to not draw too fast; you'll want to slow down and apply firm, constant pressure, in order to achieve best results.

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