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Old 01-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Making cards for Visually Impaired People

thought this would interest many people:

Toucan Scraps Tutorials: Making Cards for Blind People - Hints and Tips

Apologies if it is in the wrong forum...
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Thank you for posting this! My son is visually-impaired so I appreciate this link and the ideas!
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That is so cool!
She also has a post about making a card for a colour-blind person!
Toucan Scraps Tutorials: Crafting for a Colour Blind Person
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Just found this thread. I do a lot of cards for kids with cancer and some have visual handicaps as well. If it is a girl, I try to put prima flowers on the front and I try to cut out whatever image I use and I raise it up so they can "feel" the image. Textured backgrounds (embossing) is nice too. Thanks for that link. Really helpful.
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great thread and link....
I make cards for a good friend who is 89 yrs old and almost blind. She love when I add textured bkgs. with the eb folders....I also make my cards for her larger then the regular size and I always add really strong colours....and pop dots so she can feel as well.
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I remembered a thread from awhile back on this topic -- found it!

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...s-t534695.html

There are a lot of nice ideas here about making more textural cards, etc., that you may like reading !
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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I can vouch for the challenge of making cards for the color blind!

My husband is color deficient. He sees colors differently than we do:

pink >> gray
orange >> green
purple >> blue
cranberry >> black
etc.

and I think most colors just aren't as vibrant or interesting to him. I'm a little sad when I think about it, but of course he doesn't know anything else.

Patterns, a clean layout and strong contrasting colors really help!
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Thanks for redirecting to the other thread; I am guilty of not having seen it. One of the links in that thread is to this gallery of braille cards....
Rosh Hashanah-Braille by SuzanneY - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
We have some simply amazing cardmakers here.... they NEVER cease to amaze me...
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