[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Living Paintings, astronomy, car rallies, Molecular biosciences

Danielle Antoine singingmywayin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:27:22 UTC 2012

Wow. thanks. Quite alot of interesting and informative articles.

On 11/21/12, Lisa Yayla <fnugg at online.no> wrote:
> 15th BPA car rally to kick off tomorrow
> http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-04/ahmedabad/31024740_1_shelly-bapna-rally-blind-people-s-association
> Accessibility is vitally important for people with disabilities and
> older mobile users
> "As a Londoner, I use the tube a lot, and have downloaded Tube Deluxe to
> help me navigate it," says PR executive Tim Lovell, who is also colour
> blind. "Many think of the London Underground map as one on the pinnacles
> of design, but it does fall down for people who are colour blind. The
> colours of the Hammersmith & City line and the Waterloo & City line are,
> for example, almost indistinguishable to me. To its credit, Transport
> for London does have a colour blind map available to download, but I'm
> yet to find a London Underground app, which there are plenty of, that
> makes use of it."
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/smart-accessibility/accessibility-disabilities-older-mobile-users?newsfeed=true
> Making Astronomy Accessible for Blind and Partially Sighted People
>  From an early age children are taught about the world of Space.
>  From the very first steps that man ever took on the moon, to the
> speculated possibility of alien life on another Planet.
> For decades science fiction has dominated a large portion of the media.
> Children are fascinated by blockbusters such as Stephen Speilburg's
> *"ET,"* George Lucas' cult classic "*Star Wars,"* and the all time
> classic BBC's *"Doctor Who."* With all these influences it's no wonder
> why children announce that cultivated saying
> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emily-davison/making-astronomy-accessib_b_2121022.html?utm_hp_ref=uk
> Living Paintings organization
> A FREE library of Touch to See books bringing to life the visual world
> for blind and partially sighted people
> http://www.livingpaintings.org/
> Blind man uses his ears to see
> http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/09/tech/innovation/daniel-kish-poptech-echolocation/
> Kenai kids learn art through 'tactile' lessons
> http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/170887461_Kenai_kids_learn_art_through__tactile__lessons.html
> The Tactile Rubik's Cube for the Blind
> http://technabob.com/blog/2012/09/19/tactile-rubiks-cube/
> Blind student creates adaptive learning tools for visually impaired
> Molecular biosciences and biotechnology senior Ashleigh Gonzales lost
> her eyesight as a 13-year-old. A lack of tools for visually impaired
> science students threw up obstacles in her academic life.
> While her visual impairment offers challenges in learning, it inspired
> Gonzales to contribute to technology development to minimize these
> challenges.
> Gonzales inspired the creation of 3-D tactile boards in a program called
> 3-D IMAGINE, which is used to help visually impaired students learn
> material without the help of a lab aide.
> These boards are made from a cheap plastic in a machine that can carve
> detailed pictures pertaining to each course into the plastic
> http://www.statepress.com/2012/09/10/blind-student-creates-3-d-picture-boards-for-visually-impaired/
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