Tactile Learning & Evaluation

Project Summary
Grantee : Six Dots Foundation for the Blinds
Purpose : Developing tactile skills of children with visual disabilities attending primary and secondary school and creating a tactile scale to follow their development
Location : İstanbul
Grant Amount : 240.408 TL
Project Partner : Parıltı Support Association for Children with Visual Impairments, Association of Barrier Free Access
Period : 15 August 2020 - 31 December 2021
Status : Completed
Project Year : 2020


It is known that visually impaired children do not feel enough in lessons such as mathematics and science and prefer social studies in their continuing education lives because of tactile learning, which can replace visual learning is almost never used except for Braille textbooks. However, it is scientifically proven that if children with visual impairments also benefit from tactile methods adapted to them, their numerical skills will develop as well as their verbal skills.

Project Goals

  • Tactile Training Module will be designed.
  • A total of 720 hours of training will be given to 30 visually impaired children between the ages of 6-14.
  • Measurement and evaluation set will be designed and tactile measurement and evaluation will be applied to 30 children.

Project Results

  • “Geometry Tactile Training Module” was designed for children with visual disabilities.
  • A total of 367 hours of training was given to 16 children with visual disabilities between the ages of 6-14.
  • A tactile measurement and evaluation set was designed and it was applied to 30 children.
  • A teacher workshop was held for the dissemination of the project.
  • In addition to the trainings, a workshop was held with 6 children with visual disabilities to support their tactile skills in subjects other than geometry.


“Those who see an object can create a map and have an idea about the object. But I can’t see it and I do it by touch.” Project Beneficiary

“For example, when I first learned about the [two-dimensional] net of a cube, I was surprised because it makes a completely different shape.” Project Beneficiary


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