Tactile Skills Matrix: Familiarity with Tactile Graphic Methods

It is very important that tactile readers become familiar with a variety of tactile methods (e.g., thermography, embossed paper, thermoform, collage, interactive materials). The following APH products and materials contain graphics produced using one or more tactile methods. This list contains a representative sample of products across the various types of methods. Visit APH’s Shopping site for additional tactile graphic products.



Embossed Paper

Interactive/Movable Pieces


The following materials can be used to create collage graphics:

Note: Each issue of SQUID Tactile Activities Magazine contains an assortment of tactile graphic methods including embossed paper, thermography, and vacuum-formed images.

Do you have other recommendations for products that promote FAMILIARITY WITH TACTILE GRAPHIC METHODS? Share your ideas with Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Project Leader, at email hidden; JavaScript is required as she continues to update this Tactile Skills Matrix.