[Art_beyond_sight_educators] {Disarmed} books, tactile display, comics, gardening

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Wed Oct 2 14:30:06 UTC 2013

      UAEBBY and Zayed Higher Organization explore ways to produce
      tactile books for the blind

Sep 16, 2013 - 05:01 -
WAM SHARJAH, 16th September, 2013 (WAM) -- A delegation from the UAE 
Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) recently visited the 
headquarters of the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and 
Special Needs (ZHO) in Abu Dhabi, and discussed possible ways of mutual 
cooperation in various fields related to children's books in the UAE, 
with a special focus on books for children with special needs.

A meeting held on the sidelines of the visit concentrated on the 
possibility of cooperation between both entities for developing and 
producing braille books for blind and visually impaired children.

Avant/Garde Diaries Sights Blind Photographer Pete Eckert

New tactile display sends information through skin instead of eyes

Your sense of touch could be the next frontier in relaying valuable 
contextual information if new research currently being conducted at MIT 
<http://www.extremetech.com/tag/mit> proves successful. Researchers 
believe it may be possible to design wearable arrays of GPS-enabled 
vibration <http://www.extremetech.com/tag/vibration> motors that provide 
simple navigational cues or detailed data through a kind of tactile 
Morse code. This could lead to non-visual haptic display technology --- 
why not check your email without even opening your eyes?


  Can you feel me now?

New array measures vibrations across the skin, may help engineers design 
optimal, wearable tactile displays.


Blind High River illustrator cleans up after flood
Argue has illustrated childrens' books for more than 20 years
A blind High River artist CBC interviewed four months ago has lost much 
of her early work in the floods.
Karon Argue is legally blind and has illustrated childrens' books for 
more than 20 years. Her home didn't escape the devastating floods two 
weeks ago and Argue lost much of her early work.
However, with the help of volunteers she is working to rebuild and move 

Internationally known blind artist to speak at the Virginia Tech 
Carilion School of Medicine

A Beautifully Simple Comic Book for the Blind


Meditative Gardening Course Helps Blind Students Get in Touch with Nature

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