In a message dated 2/21/2007 9:57:29 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Hello List: I am looking for research that addresses the effectiveness of tactile graphics and three dimensional models as educational materials. Of course I believe that tactile graphics and models are valuable, but has their usefulness actually been studied? I have been searching with Google, and so far, haven't found usable information. Thank you. Regards, Robert Jaquiss, Executive Director VIEW International Foundation 230 Peach Tree Drive West Monroe, Louisiana 71291-8653 USA Phone: (318) 396-1853 Email: _rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) Hello Robert, Of course you are right! There is much anecdotal evidence about the value of Tactile Graphics. I suggest you talk with Steve Landow from Touch Graphics, Inc., to see if he has any information on current research. National Braille Press is currently investigating the subject, funded by a grant from Reader's Digest Foundation. We are consultants for the project. Hope this is helpful. All the best, Shirley Shirley Keller, Director Creative Adaptations for Learning - CAL 38 Beverly Road Great Neck, NY 11021-1330 516-466-9143 _www.creativeadaptations.org_ (http://www.creativeadaptations.org/) calinfo@xxxxxxxxx <BR><BR><BR>**************************************<BR> Check out free AOL at http://free.aol.com/thenewaol/index.adp. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, millions of free high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and much more.