Resource List



Data Formats

  • CommonMark - Markdown specification, etc.
  • BMP - BitMaP file format (WP)
  • EMF - Enhanced Metafile Format (WP)
  • DXF - Drawing eXchange Format (WP)
  • EPUB - electronic publication format (WP)
  • HPGL - Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (WP)
  • JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group (WP)
  • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation (WP)
  • Markdown - lightweight markup language (WP)
  • PEF - Network Portable Bitmaps (WP)
  • PDF - Portable Document Format (WP)
  • PEF - Portable Embosser Format
  • PLT - also known as HPGL
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphics format (WP)
  • QR code - Quick Response code (WP)
  • STL - STereoLithography file format (WP)
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics (WP)
  • TIFF - Tagged Image File Format (WP)
  • WMF - Windows Metafile Format (WP)
  • XML - eXtensible Markup Language (WP)

Dot Matrix Printing

Electronic Aids

  • IrukaTact (submersible haptic search glove)
  • NavCoq (App helps blind to navigate)
  • OrCam (artificial vision technology)
  • Sendero (accessible location and navigation)
  • Tacit (sonar-enabled gauntlet)

  • VAVI (Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired)

Electronic Kits


3D printing


Laser Engraving

Maps, etc.




UT Austin


See Software for reviews and listings.


Editors, etc.

  • Birdfont - font editor
  • Blender - 3D graphics editor, etc. (WP)
  • CorelDRAW - vector graphics editor (P) (WP)
  • GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program (WP)
  • ImageMagick - image file manipulation utility (WP)
  • Inkscape - vector graphics editor (WP)
  • MeshLab - STL manipulation utility (WP)
  • OmniGraffle - interactive diagram editor for Macs (P) (WP)
  • OpenSCAD - The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller
  • QGIS - Geographic Information System
  • RMagick - Ruby+ImageMagick library
  • Scribus - desktop publishing tool (WP)
  • Visio - interactive diagram editor for PCs (P) (WP)


  • Elixir - programming language (WP)
  • Elm - programming language (WP)
  • JavaScript - programming language (WP)
  • Python - programming language (WP)
  • Ruby - programming language (WP)


Maker Spaces

See Spaces and TechShop for reviews and listings.

Stores, etc.

Tactile Graphics

Touch Screens


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