The Tactile Map Reading Programme was originally developed by Jane Wells in the 1980s. In 2019, Jan Thorburn and Lyndsey Starkey decided they were keen to update the resource. Jan and Lyndsey invited Jane to be part of the updating process.
Fourteen edits of the original text and many hours spent by Blind Low Vision NZ updating the tactile diagrams have resulted in a wonderful resource. The resource comprises a student braille manual; a teacher handbook giving the background to the teaching involved; and a print copy of the student braille manual.
The three books have been packaged into durable red bags and should last for many years to come. The resource will be distributed to each Vision Resource Centre at the Term 4 Managers Meeting.