The Reginald Phillips Research Programme
investigating tactile graphics in the education of blind children

Welcome to our web site. We are a small team of cognitive psychologists undertaking a six year investigation into the design and use of tactile (raised line) graphics in the education of visually impaired children.

The aim of this site is to make our research more accessible to teachers and others involved with practice and policy making in the area of tactile graphics. On this site you will find information about us, the research we have completed since the programme started in 1998 and the work we are doing at the moment. Papers we have written are available for you to read and download, and we will update the site as further information becomes available.

If you have any thoughts, ideas or experiences concerning the issues we are investigating, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Frances Aldrich (Dr)
Director of the Reginald Phillips Research Programme

Department of Psychology
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex