The World Map 1


Accession Number: 1992.315

Scope & Content: The map of the world was silk-screened on water resistant card. Glass beads, flocking (polyester fiber), sand, and thermo-resin powder were used to provide texture. The equator, names of the continents, and Washington [D.C.] are noted in red flocking. The outlines of landmasses are raised blue lines. At the top of the map is "Developed By The Geography Department At Simon Fraser University Sponsored By Lions International Multi-District, Zone H5 In Recognitional [sic] Of The Year Of Disabled Persons." At the bottom of the map is "The World (Map 1), Cartography By - Camosun College." A paper, accompanying the map, briefly describes the purpose for and method of making the map. The paper identifies the authors as Ray Squirrell and Cartography Students, Camosun College; Simon Fraser University as the place of publication; Squirrel and Richard Bradley as the printers; and November 1981 as the date of publication. The map bears some creases from having been folded. "The World Map is an experiment in raised surface map design with three goals in mind. One, the map must not discriminate between sighted and non-sighted users. Two, the production method must be inexpensive and use readily available materials. Three, the product must be able to withstand a geat deal of rough handling. This particular map achieves these goals and, most fittlingly, recognizes the International Year of Disabled Persons." --The World (Map 1). Another paper (8 pages) titled "A New Approach To Tactile Maps" by R.B. Squirrell and R.B. Horsfall is included. This paper identifies Squirrell and Horsfall as the inventors of the World Map, and it describes the materials and processes used.

Creator: Squirrell, R.B., and R.B. Horsfall

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Subjects: Geography. Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Maps for the blind and visually impaired Maps Tactile graphics