Echobatix believes in Engineering For People First. We also believe in putting the websites of our friends first.  

Friends

Jason Chalker of manlyart.com designed the Echobatix logo.

Matthew Shifrin, a man of many talents, is responsible for Lego for the Blind, Project Daredevil, both of which should be on your radar. Check out his TED talk on YouTube.

Lindsay Yazzolino of batsandbabies.com is a tactile designer who, like us, just happens to love bats.

 

Organizations

Though we plan to expand our list to cover North America and the world, for now please check out these organizations close to our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Perkins School for the Blind, where Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller were educated, has wonderful tours. The massive tactile globe that Helen Keller described is still there!

National Braille Press supports Braille literacy. Echobatix is proud to have business cards printed on cotton card stock from Moo.com and brailled by National Braille Press.

American Printing House for the Blind provides textbooks and accessibility guidance. Search the Louis database for numerous "titles in accessible formats, including braille, large print, sound recording and electronic files."

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired supports community members with vision loss. They're a wonderful bunch of folks.

VIBUG, the Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, is a fantastic resource for people who want to learn about the latest technology and chat with people with similar interests.

 

Resources

Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 free books as of February 2020. Try selecting a title from their Top 100 Books.