[Art_beyond_sight_educators] artist, course

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Tue Apr 29 08:10:55 UTC 2014

Near-Blind Inmate Has a Talent That Even the Local Sheriff Wants to Take Advantage Of

Inmate Tommy Earl might be nearly blind, but he has a talent for producing beautiful art.

"I'm over half blind, one eye I can't see out of, and the other one is going. I've got acute narrow angle glaucoma, eventually, I'll be completely blind," he explained to WTHI-TV<http://wishtv.com/2014/04/25/near-blind-inmate-paints-murals-in-indiana-jail/>.

Yet, his ability to paint is so strong that Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris has called him into duty.


Tactile Graphics
A two-day training exploring the process of describing and creating tactile graphics usable by blind or visually impaired students and tactile learners

July 8-9, 2014

Text can be put into braille or read with text-to-speech, but what about graphics? Graphics in electronic documents require text descriptions in order to be accessible, but how do you know what to say and how much to say? Sometimes a description works, but sometimes even a description is not enough. This training will cover the various possibilities for making graphics accessible, including alt text, long desc, and tactile graphics. We will offer guidelines on how to write a description, and present a simple decision tree to assist you in recognizing when a tactile graphic might be appropriate in addition to the description.

Training Objectives

Participants will be able to do the following:

  1.  understand what to include in alt text or descriptions
  2.  utilize a decision tree to recognize when a tactile graphic is necessary
  3.  identify the options for tactile representation and determine which is most appropriate
  4.  learn to use basic drawing tools to create actual tactile graphics


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