Pictorial Introduction to 'Graphics for The Blind'

Add Orientation Maps

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Point out King Darius' heartland

A sighted person will recognize the area, seeing other maps in his mind's eye; but the a blind reader will probably not recognize the area, it is just a blur with some lines and dots. The relief draughtsperson has to supply the data which are taken for granted by the mapmaker for the sighted: add a map 'present-day countries' in exactly the same outline, and name the surrounding areas in the historical map to give the blind reader about the same impression a sighted reader gets.

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Present-day countries

King Darius' Empire

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