About Us


3DPhotoWorks and the National Federation of the Blind have partnered for nearly a decade to create tactile installations for museums, science centers and cultural institutions that convey visual information to blind and sighted museum visitors.


Our process converts any 2-dimensional image to a 3-dimensional tactile fine art print that all visitors can experience through touch and embedded audio.


3DPhotoWorks tactile printing, promotes independence, improves self-confidence and enhances learning.


  • 75% of what we learn is acquired through sight.  
  • 285 million blind and low vision people worldwide are dependent on “others” for learning and living.  
  • Less than 35% of blind people in the U.S. receive a high school diploma.  
  • Only 14% receive a college diploma.  
  • 75% of blind people are unemployed.  
  • 31% live below the poverty level.  
  • In the U.S. it is legal to pay blind people less than minimum wage.
  • Museums are well positioned to affect change. 

Partnering with the Blind

Contact us

John Olson
518 392 8161