Frequently Asked Questions

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Pro Blind


Do I have to pay a fee to join?


No, participation is completely free of charge.


Do I get a Donation receipt from you?


Yes, for donations of 10 € or more, we will send a donation receipt to the email address provided.


As a sighted person, why am I not allowed to use the graphics created?


Non-copyrighted graphics may be downloaded, modified and used by any user for non-commercial purposes. However, this does not apply to copyrighted content. These are reserved exclusively for blind people according to the Marrakesh Agreement.


Do you work with schools for the blind?


Yes. ProBlind cooperates with blind schools, universities and other associations. We dream that we will cooperate with all who work in the same direction as we do. Together we are stronger :-).


How do you make sure that no unwanted graphics are uploaded?


We regularly review Graphitek and appreciate it when you point out content that seems problematic to you.


Who earns from the club?


ProBlind is a registered, non-profit association and all those who are involved do so exclusively on a voluntary basis.


About graphics

Why don’t you use colors in the graphics?


Not all printing types of tactile graphics support the use of color. That is why we omit them.


Can I clone and modify any graphic?


Basically, you can change all non-copyrighted graphics. However, you have to upload them under a different QR code. Because of course we want that only the creator can change its content. To change a graphic from others and then upload it, the clone function is best suited.


Why are there QR codes and blue circles on the graphics?


The QR codes are the identifiers of the graphics. For example, two graphics that have the same title can be kept apart. The blue circles are needed by some output devices that support the understanding of the graphics through voice information.


I don’t want to share my graphic with everyone. How do I do that?


ProBlind has set itself the goal of providing the largest possible number of tactile graphics for blind people. This idea is contradicted by the desire to create graphics only for oneself. Nevertheless, ProBlind will make it possible to create individual graphics in private mode to a greatly reduced extent. Please contact us for this.


What do I need to do to translate graphics?


Choose a graphic and click on it. At the bottom you will find a button called ‘Clone Graphic’. Select it and enter the new language in the mask that appears. Then you can upload the graphic into the database and translate all text elements there. Thanks for your help!


How can I load existing graphics into the database?


Simply create a new graphic (Create..) and then drag in the contents of the existing graphic.


How can I find a specific graphic. Do you have an ordering principle that must be followed?


You can enter tags that will be found via the search field. Or search by title or author.


Why is the text information entered for the graphics not displayed?


In tactile graphics there is often not enough space to indicate all the information. However, there are output devices that can output the entered mark-ups as well. ProBlind supports these techniques, as the combination of tactile and auditory senses contributes to good understanding.


I want to download graphics for a blind friend. How can I identify myself?


Please send us a copy of your friend’s blind person’s ID. Alternatively, you can send us proof that you receive a blind person’s allowance.


What types of printing are supported?


In principle, ProBlind would like to support all printing processes: from swell printing to braille printing, 3D printing and thermoforming. However, we are not yet ready for this and have concentrated on threshold printing for the time being. Gradually, all graphics will be made available for the other printing methods as well.


Do I need specific output devices to handle the graphics?


No. The graphics are printed tactilely and are therefore accessible for blind people. However, even better understanding is achieved when output devices are used that are able to read out the text information as an audio explanation.