About Tactile Reading 2025

About the conference

Tactile Reading and Graphics is a recurrent 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.

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

Main topics

  • Universal design
  • Early intervention in kindergarten and school
  • An inclusive approach to braille and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Tactile graphics
  • 3D material
  • Adult braille readers
  • Music braille

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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

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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Past meetings

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

Tactile Reading 2017

Tactile Reading 2021