About Us


Touch Graphics, Inc. was established in 1997 to refine and commercialize methods for tactile graphics production that were first demonstrated by Karen Luxton Gourgey and the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Touch Graphics creates products and exhibits that rely on multi-sensory display techniques and audio-haptic interactivity. Our main interest is to present spatial concepts and figures through non-visual or extra-visual means. Materials produced are used in schools, libraries, museums and other exhibit spaces and transit terminals.

The company’s flagship product, the Talking Tactile Tablet, is popular around the world. Our offices and production facilities are located in Elkton, Maryland; Detroit, Michigan, and our sister company, Touch Graphics Europe, is located in Barcelona, Spain.

Who we are

Each Touch Graphics team member brings unique skills that combine to support our multi-disciplinary practice.

Steven Landau

Steven Landau Research Director

Bernat Franquesa

Bernat Franquesa Director of EU Operations

Nicole Rittenour

Nicole Rittenour Tactile & Product Designer

Ting Siu Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Joshua A. Miele, Ph.D.

Joshua A. Miele, Ph.D. Science Advisor

Lucia Hasty

Lucia Hasty Braille & Tactile Design Advisor

Zach Eveland

Zach Eveland Electronics

Ann Cunningham

Ann Cunningham Tactile Artist

Our Clients

We have had the pleasure to collaborate with and provide solutions to some of the best institutions in the world.

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