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Surveys help inform us of the greatest needs in the community so we can gear our efforts on making sure those needs are met. Ongoing surveys are listed below.

Current Surveys

  • If you currently use APH’s Tactile Graphic Line Slate (1-00100-00) and would like to contribute early advice prior to the prototype development and formal field test of a planned companion tentatively called the Tactile Point Symbol Slate, please, contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Product Manager, at You may send her a direct email indicating your preferred/most needed types of tactile point symbols for tactile graphic design—e.g., raised circle, raised triangle, raised X-shape, raised bump, etc. Remember, point symbols are those tactile elements that fit comfortably under a tactile reader’s fingertip and often represent landmarks on a map, data points on a graph, simplified symbols of complex visual shapes, etc. Point symbols are easy to locate within a tactile graphic because they are usually more prominent than surrounding line paths and textures. Thanks for your early guidance on this future product design.

  • Color-by-Texture Marking Mats Guidebook
    APH currently offers Color-by-Texture Marking Mats (1-03332-00) that allow students to independently choose from among various textures (e.g., rough, bumpy, diagonal striped, zigzag) to transfer to their coloring pages using waxed crayons. If you are familiar with this product, please, take a moment to complete this short survey and indicate how useful each kit component is to your students’ use of the materials. Parents are encouraged to complete the survey as well. Please, contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Product Manager, with questions related to this survey at

  • If you or your agency have purchased a PageBlaster or PixBlaster embosser in 2020/2021, APH would love to hear from you! Please, share your thoughts with us by the end of January 2022.

  • STACS spiral bound guidebook by Ellen Trief, Ed.D.

    If you have students who use the STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols Kit, APH wants to hear from you. When making a free-time request, what is your student’s favorite STACS symbol? What STACS symbol does your student use most often? Does your student have a STACS symbol that collects dust? We’d like to know.

  • Please, help APH understand how you and your students use handheld magnification devices and help pinpoint problems which these devices solve. Results of this survey will allow us to be more informed as we look to the design of future handheld video magnification devices.

  • Attention parents! The University of North Texas is conducting a study about children’s experiences in learning programming. If you have a child who is visually impaired and learning how to program computers, please, consider participating in this short 10-minute survey. After completion of the survey, participants can enter into a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card. A random winner will be selected after the survey period is complete.

    If you have any questions about the study, please, contact Dr. Stephanie Ludi,

  • Collage of four Flip-Over Concept Books covers: Textures, Line Paths, Parts of a Whole, and Fractions

    APH currently offers a variety of Flip-Over Concept Books that address concepts such as textures, line paths, fractions, and more. Please, take a moment to complete this short Flip-Over Concept Books Product Survey to let us know which flip-over books you are currently using with your students and share your ideas for future books.

    Please, contact Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Literacy Product Manager, with related questions to this survey at

    Thank you for your time and creative thoughts!

  • Please give us your feedback by filling out a Customer Satisfaction Survey on the newly released Juno handheld video magnifier with OCR. We would love to know how this magnifier is helping you!

  • In January 2020, APH introduced the Hop-A-Dot Mat (Catalog No. 1-08819-00) that includes the Alphabet Spinner and Number Spinner. If you have used this product with students who are blind and visually impaired, we would love to hear from you to find out how this product is meeting your and your students’ needs. Please, consider taking this short Hop-A-Dot Mat Product Feedback Survey.

    To learn more about the Hop-A-Dot Mat and related spinners, please visit the Hop-A-Dot Mat product page.