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:

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 kpoppe@aph.org as she continues to update this Tactile Skills Matrix.