[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Juan Torre photographer, Didu technique
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Wed Apr 16 07:07:48 UTC 2014
Links to articles about Juan Torre, a photographer and the reproduction
technique he uses. Resending link to the National Center for Blind Youth
National Center for Blind Youth in Science
Nokia create challenges to make apps for visually impaired
Accessible applications on cell phones, even in today's age, are hard to
come by. Developers either don't want to include accessibility or don't
consider that disabled people may want to use their applications.
...There are eight categories for apps, and one of them is to make apps
that are accessible to the visually impaired. Developers can submit apps
that are as basic as adding vibration to the compass or as complex as
using the built in camera for image recognition. There are ten
categories of apps that Nokia is looking for. These include "Image and
Photo, Near Field Communication, Maps and Places, Music, Cross-8, Fun
and Games, Work Life, Freestyle, Nokia Lumia Devices, and Remote Device
Access." Developers have until December 15 to submit their apps.
iPhone app helps blind users see the world around them
Blind iPhone <http://www.tuaw.com/tag/iphone> users now have a new tool
with which to see the world thanks to the Singapore Association of the
Visually Handicapped and developer StarHub. It's called MySmartEye
<https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mysmarteye/id675011561?mt=8>, and it's
a fairly simple concept: Visually impaired users snap photos with the
app which are then uploaded to a massive gallery that sighted volunteers
can browse. These "microvolunteers," as the app calls them, describe
each photo in detail. That description is then read back to the user who
took the photo using the app's built-in text-to-speech feature.
MySmartEye is a micro-volunteering initiative designed to crowdsource
vision and care for the visually impaired. Using the MySmartEye
application, the visually impaired will be connected to
micro-volunteers, family, and friends wherever they are, whenever they like.
Pennsylvania museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!
Blind Sheffield photographer to 'see' image again
*Family and friends of a photographer who lost his sight due to cancer
have rallied to enable him to 'see' his work again.*
In days, they raised the 3,075 euros needed to produce a touchable
Braille-style version of one of Clive Egginton's images.
And, as the money continues to flood in, they now plan an innovative
exhibition so Clive's work can be enjoyed by visually impaired and
Blind photographer's 'seeing' images
Juan Torre had a successful career as a newspaper photographer when at
the age of 30 he began to suffer from Behcet's syndrome - a rare and
poorly-understood disease that has left him with 6% vision.
But despite his inability to make out more than vague shapes and
colours, he refused to abandon his love of photography - and instead has
learnt to adapt his technique.
Now he is working on an exhibition of Braille photographs of musicians,
enabling blind people to 'touch' his subjects' hands and faces.
Unity Festival 2012: Exhibition by Juan Torre
Spanish photographer Juan Torre created this exhibition out of a desire
to enable people with visual impairment to understand visual works. His
magnificent photographs of famous Spanish artists are finished with a
relief effect that gives people with little or no sight the ability to
"see" the image through touch.
Playing on the Spanish word 'tocar', meaning both to play and to touch,
Torre's bold images of musicians and singers invite you to reach out and
feel the picture's contours. Everyone, whether sighted or blind, will
enjoy exploring this unique exhibition of photographs through touch.
Didu reproduction technique
Touching the Stars: Blind Photographers and Space Telecopes
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