New NASA Book Helps Blind People "See" CosmosBy Trivedi, Bijal P.; National Geographic News,
Publication Date: December 2002
Article discussing “Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy,” which presents Braille text and photographs of some of the universe’s most dramatic celestial features. Images become visible to the fingertips by embossing the most dominant features on a thick paper. Raised lines follow the object’s shape, while various textures such as dots, parallel lines, squiggles, and curves help to identify planets, gas clouds, stars, and galaxies. The book contains images of newborn stars in the Eagle nebula, as well as illustrations comparing the sizes of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus.
Assistive Products Discussed: TOUCH THE UNIVERSE: A NASA BRAILLE BOOK OF ASTRONOMY
Published by: National Geographic Society (Website:http://www.nationalgeographic.com)
Link to text: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/12/1202_021202_TVbrailleastronomy.html