3d printed maps for blind people

Springwise reports on an initiative of the Japanese government to enable citizens to print 3d maps from online sources to help blind people and those losing their sight to navigate their surroundings. The 3d maps include roads, railway lines and contours to give an accurate copy of the landscape. It is hoped that increased access and falling costs of 3d printers could allow many people to access the service.

Source: Springwise