3D TEK realized that yearbooks do not cater to blind students, so they decided to use advanced 3D printing technology to surprise 8 blind students in South Korea with Touchable Yearbooks. They are essentially lifelike busts, accompanied by Braille name tags like in a conventional yearbook, that let the sight impaired students to finally “see” the faces of their friends. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“Excited and filled with wonder, the students carefully run their hands over the busts and their own facial features, laughing joyfully when they learn how accurate the Touchable Yearbooks are. By feeling the faces of each other and their 3D-printed likenesses, these students will now be able to hold onto the memories of their friends forever in a wonderfully tangible way,” reports My Modern Met.