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Welcome To The Official TACK-TILES® Web site


1-800-TACK-TILE (822-5845) U.S. and Canada or 603 382 1904//Fax 603 382 1748


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Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems are a sophisticated teaching tool for all ages based on LEGO®-type blocks. These Braille blocks provide a unique bridge, a smoother, shorter, more interesting path to Braille literacy. Now in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian literary Braille Code as well as Nemeth Braille Code for mathematics, Braille code for music notation, and computer Braille code. True to their nature, TACK-TILES® have shown themselves to be valuable tactile aids in several settings wherein of sensory stimulation, not vision, is the central issue to be addressed.

 


 

Click here to download a digital copy of our latest TACK-TILES® brochure in PDF format. This must be read using Adobe® Acrobat Reader® which is distributed free of charge. You may download a copy of the reader by clicking on the logo below -- then please be sure to return here to explore TACK-TILES® Braille Systems !


 

We'd like you to explore all that's here and learn all about TACK-TILES® Braille Systems but if time is short, clicking here will take you directly to the end of this page to a list of shortcut links to help you find specific information at this site.


 

What's new and interesting?

 

The bundled Mac software (both template and graphics) to fit the Keypad to IntelliKeys® is available. Click here to download.

The Overlay template to fit the Keypad to IntelliKeys® is available for download. Click here for the WINDOWS® version.

Also for WINDOWS® users, the Overlay template of bitmapped graphic images of TACK-TILES® for use with the Keypad for IntelliKeys® is available for download. Click here.

A 41 piece magnetic support base set for TACK-TILES® is now in stock. Attach your TACK-TILES® to these and they'll attach to a refrigerator, filing cabinet, or cookie sheet. Letter, word and sentence bases are included. ($49.95 plus $7.50 S&H).

A link has been added to the TACK-TILE® Basics section of this page to the acT-Tivities pages.

The new TACK-TILES® Calendar Kit is available and in stock.



 

TACK-TILE® BASICS

Visual code is printed on the front vertical surface. Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems are used with unique slates (four 5"x 7", a and four 10"x15"are included) to create words, sentences, paragraphs, games.

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Click here for a better look at a single Tack-tile®

The systems were designed by a parent desperate to create a path smooth enough for himself and his severely disabled son to travel.

Children, adults, seniors, student Braille instructors, professors, classroom teachers, siblings , classmates, and many others have already discovered Tack-tiles® Braille Systems to be an exceptional aid to learning, teaching, communicating, and recreation.

New products, the Tack-Tiles® Braille TEASER and the Tack-Tiles® (Computer ) KEYPAD for IntelliKeys® have been added to increase the power of your Tack-Tiles® Braille System.

Click here to access the acT-Tivities page, a listing of activities to get you started teaching and learning with TACK-TILES®.

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You can now place orders by credit card via a secure server on-line. Pricing and ordering information have been added to How to Order page at the link above.


Click here for a view of our new TACK-TILES® Keypad

Click here for a view of our new Tack-Tiles® Braille Teaser

 

 


 

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Sherry Raynor (Of Blind Children's Fund in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) took a photo of me at the 1996 San Diego conference of the California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped.

 

 


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Kevin Murphy can be reached at Braille@tack-tiles.com


 

SHORTCUTS AROUND THE SITE

 

Click here for a detailed view and description of a single TACK-TILE® (177KB)

Click here for a view of a complete basic set of TACK-TILES® (45KB)

Click here for order and price information

Click here to read a short history of the origins of TACK-TILES®

Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a descriptive narrative of the various versions of TACK-TILES® Braille Systems.

Click here to see the latest News on TACK-TILES® Braille Systems

Click here for a view of our new TACK-TILES® Keypad for IntelliTools®(81KB). Clicking the following link will bring you to the IntelliTools® web site.

Click here for a view of our new TACK-TILES® Braille TEASER.

Click here to download a copy of our current TACK-TILES® color brochure. (Note: Adobe® Acrobat Reader® is needed to view the brochure. A link to obtain a free copy is at the top of my page.)

 


 

 

Disclaimers:

 

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies; IntelliKeys® is a registered trademark of IntelliTools® of Novato, CA. These companies do not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site.

Tack-Tiles® Braille Systems and components are protected under U.S. Patent nos. 4,880,384 and 5,391,078 and 5,820,377 and 5,551,877 and 5,536,170. Canadian Patent no. 1306863. EPO Patent no. 0702821. Australian Patent no. 686183. Russian Patent no. RU 2126555 C1. Other
US, and international patents pending.

TACK-TILES® is a registered trademark of TACK-TILES® Braille Systems LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Copyright 1999-2005

 

TACK-TILES® Braille Systems LLC

P.O. Box 475

Plaistow, NH 03865 U.S.A.

 

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This page was last revised on
30 June 2005.