About Tactile Reading 2025

About the conference

Tactile Reading and Graphics is a recurring international conference. It brings together participants worldwide that contribute to making information accessible through tactile solutions. In addition to braille, this also involves tactile graphics, drawings and 3D. During three days, the conference will feature a varied program about all aspects of tactile reading.

The event is about sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences from practical work, innovation and research. The contributors will bring new knowledge and inspiration to the participants in their professional work and promote further development of new understanding within the field of tactile reading.

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A pupil with a visual impairment and a teacher are exploring a braille school book. (Photo copyright: Bartiméus Fonds)

Six main topics

  • Braille and literacy  
  • Tactile Graphics & 3D (printed) objects  
  • Innovative Technology 
  • Arts/ Leisure Time & Games
  • Education
  • MDVI (Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment)

For whom

The Tactile Reading and Graphics Conference 2025 will bring together a variety of audiences:

  • Practitioners, developers, and innovators in the field of tactile reading
  • Academics in various research areas
  • Commercial companies
  • Users of braille and graphics

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A Dedicon employee is working on a tactile map on a computer screen

Location

The Tactile Reading and Graphics Conference 2025 will take place at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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The organisation

The Tactile Reading and Graphics Conference 2025 will be arranged by various Dutch organisations collaborating in the field of tactile reading.  

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Important dates

  • January 12, 2025

    Early bird registration closure

  • January 13, 2025

    Late registration opening 

  • May 21, 2025

    Late registration closure

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Past meetings

The Tactile Reading and Graphics Conference has been organised twice before. Learn more about these previous meetings: