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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Outline Maps of the United States in Braille and Large Type

State Maps Collection

Bold line/tactile maps of U.S. regions and states!

Each State Maps Collection is a set of embossed and printed outline maps for a region of the United States. Use as starting points for lessons on individual states. Add to the images with tracing wheel lines, craft ink, glued-on textures, or whatever materials you regularly use to produce tactile graphics. Add braille labels as needed. Because of their printed outlines, these maps are also useful to low vision readers.

Three printed/embossed copies of each state are provided in a kit, as well as a regional map showing all the states in that collection in relation to each other. Also included is a set of print-only maps that can be copied or used as masters for "swell paper" tactile graphics.

The four State Maps Collections are:

  • Northeast Region: 1-04110-00 -- Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

  • Southeast Region: 1-04111-00 -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Tennessee.

  • Central Region: 1-04112-00 -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin.

  • Western Region: 1-04113-00 -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii/Guam, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Click this link to purchase any of the State Maps Collection.

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