Are you familiar with 3D printing: how it works, what tools and materials are used to create 3D models, and what is done with them when they are completed? If not, or if you just want to learn a bit more about the subject and how it might affect you directly as a blind person, then sit right down and listen. We have the answers to all of those questions. We will also fill you in on how 3D models might find their way onto your doorstep, or even your own 3D printer, if you have one!
Blind Abilities presents a follow up feature interview with the team from See3D Inc. A non-profit organization that manages the printing and distribution of 3D printed models for people who are Blind. They have found that these 3D models serve to broaden the understanding of Blind and Visually Impaired individuals of the world around them.
Jeff Thompson is joined by Caroline Karbowski, CEO of See3D Inc., along with a couple of her valued team members, Garrett Carder, Chief Technical Officer, and Kara Herzog, Social Media Manager. Together, the team describes the overall operations of See 3-D, specifically how 3-D printing works, how they invite requests from the Blindness community for specific 3-D models , how they convert those requests into usable code to print the 3D models, and how they get those models into the hands of the requester by enlisting the help of the BVI community. they also provide some background for their operations, including their partnership with the Ohio State Services for the Blind, OSSB, and how they got started with printing models of life-sized statues that have been housed at the OSSB facility for many years.
The team also shares what they have learned about disability, accessibility, the Blindness community, and how disabilities are not always what they seem to be.
You can find out more about See3D Inc, request a 3D model, or volunteer to support, and even participate in the various operations of this meaningful nonprofit organization by checking out their web site at:
You can also follow them on social media:
Twitter – @See3DPrinting
Be sure to set aside a few minutes of your valuable time to listen to these articulate and passionate folks who are driving an important service for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals around the globe. It will be entertaining, informative, and well worth your time!
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