Remarkable Father Uses 3D Printer To Teach His Blind Daughter

October 23, 2015 | Johannes Van Zijl

Photo credit: ROBO 3D/Youtube

When Jason and Dori Walker adopted 13-year-old Layla, the couple had no idea that their 3D printer would be their most valuable parenting tool.

Layla is blind and has difficulties understanding visual concepts like fractions so the couple had to adapt to their daughter's disability and overcome that barrier to her learning process. Her father had an ingenious idea of using a 3D Printer as a tool to help Layla learn and feel new objects.

In the video, Layla says, “The 3D printer helps me learn because I can feel... stuff, and when I feel things it can pop right into my brain like... I don’t know what you call it. My fingers are kind of like my eyes, it's pretty cool.”

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