Piaf Tactile Image Maker

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The PIAF tactile image maker is ideal for people who are blind and have low vision. With the PIAF, blind and low vision people can understand the information on a computer screen, grasp organisational structure of the business and access sales charts. The image maker creates raised line drawings on capsule or swell paper using heat.


  • Handles paper sizes up to A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches / 297 x 420mm).

  • Fast operation.

  • Audio Indication: a beep lets you know when to insert the next sheet.

  • Special circuit to extend heater life.

  • Energy efficient and quiet.

  • Easy handling - strong, easy-grip handle and fold-down paper trays.
  • Comprehensive safety features.


  • In early education PIAF can be used to introduce simple shapes and basic concepts.
  • Users can draw, print or photocopy pictures onto the swell paper and pass it through the PIAF. The heat of the machine causes the lines to swell and then the drawing can be read with the fingers.
  • Learn to draw and taking the first tentative steps to expressing oneself graphically.

  • Learn about handwriting and signature writing.

  • In secondary and tertiary education, PIAF can be used to access graphical information in nearly all subject areas especially Maths and Science.

  • PIAF produces high quality localised area maps for orientation and mobility training, and for campus or building maps for new students.

The PIAF tactile image maker can be used in a variety of educational, employment and personal settings. One or two tactile diagrams can save thousands of words. PIAF can be used to make a chess board accessible, accessing pictures to know the difference between a giraffe and a leopard, and exploring world maps to identify where countries are located.

Please note

This product is non-returnable unless faulty.


Product Dimensions
  • Length19 cm

  • Width4.3 cm

  • Height14.7 cm

Package dimensions
  • Weight7 kg

More product information

  • Warranty1 Year

  • Powered (No / Battery / Electrical)Electrical

  • Returnable (Yes / No)No

  • Training recommended (Yes / No)No

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