Braille & 3D Printer for VI Gamers
*** Help the DOTS Project Raise Money for a 3D Printer to Create Dice for the Visually Impaired! ***
Please consider donating and sharing! This will really help us create dice and more for visually impaired gamers!
We have the braille embossing printer and software for translating and printing game books, character sheets, and more. Now if we can raise a little more money we can purchase a really nice SLA printer that hits the market in December. If we raise over $600 in the next three days, we can purchase two of these printers (they have a special for pre-ordering two)!
Here's a video that shows off the printer:
It comes with super easy yet powerful software. Here is a screenshot I created that shows what I can print in one run!
Thanks you so much for taking a look at our fundraiser. The DOTS Tabletop Roleplaying Gaming Project is devoted to raising awareness in the gaming community for the need for accessible gaming books and gaming aids for the visually impaired community.
I am attempting to raise $1,800 ($1,500 for the printer $300 to cover funding fees, sales taxes, and shipping) to fund the purchase a braille embossing printer to be able to produce braille materials for visually impaired gamers. Additionally, the printer comes with a full suite of braille translation and tactile graphic design software.
Currently the printer is on sale with a $2,000 discount, and if we can purchase the printer in the next couple of weeks, the company will add in a second year warranty for free! So I have to raise the money quickly.
This is the printer, you can see the details here (https://viewplus.com/product/vp-columbia/)
The cost for outsourcing braille books is astronomical. For example, I just finished translating a roleplaying game into braille and tried outsourcing the printing of a few copies for my visually impaired friends to edit. The companies wanted over $200 for four copies of an 80 page book. With the printer I'm hoping to purchase, it would only cost $1.50 per book.
Here's something esle exciting! This printer will print tactile graphics...imagine how exciting it would be for a visually impaire game master to be able to feel a dungeon map!
Here's a video shoing the graphics capapbilities of the printer:
If, this funding project is successful, I will be able to create braille gaming materials, at cost, for visually impaired gamers. This is truly an altruistic project, not a profit generating one. With this printer, DOTS can work with game designers and provide them the means to offer braille versions of their games at a comparible (or even cheaper price) as their ink printed books. For designers of free games, we will be able to produce braille printed copies for little or no money for the visually impaired.
With this printer, we will be taking a step towards blowing open the doors of roleplaying games for the visually impaired community.
If you'd like to keep up with the DOTS Project, please join our DOTS Facebook Group .
You can also check out our website here: http://dotsrpg.com/
DOTS Mission Statement:
The goal of DOTS the RPG is to bring about collaboration to create/translate braille rulebooks and associated gaming aids for the Visually Impaired in order to empower the Visually Impaired to run, play, and experience the magic of tabletop roleplaying with complete independence. There are a few tactile dice on the market, but there are no rulebooks, adventures, or character sheets produced in braille...DOTS is hoping to be the Stylus & Slate RPG Project that blows the doors wide open for this overlooked demographic. Join us and participate on our journey to open the world of tabletop gaming up for the Visually Impaired!
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