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10:00AM - 6:00PM
Occidental Park
117 S Washington St, Seattle 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

  • Inspired by tactile maps used by people with low vision, this installation features a scaled-up map of the Pioneer Square area. We urge participants to consider non-visual experiences of city surroundings. Rather than rely on 2D map representations, this map uses transitions in material, texture, and audio-recordings to convey impressions of the environment without visual cues. Tactile MapTile is interactive as participants can modify textured surfaces at specific touch points as well as listen to and record soundscapes associated with particular corners or landmarks depicted on the map.