[Art_beyond_sight_educators] value of the nonessential
fnugg at online.no
fnugg at online.no
Mon Mar 16 05:51:53 UTC 2015
In the last email I tried to suggest a case for "decoration graphics".
Wondering if they are important or possibly important?
Another analogy: It is often said that the best way to get vitamins is
by eating the whole fruit/vegtable instead of just vitamin pills. That
is because the fruit/vegtable also brings with it many unknown
nutritional values that are unknown to us and useful.
So sort of suggesting that "decoration graphics" are a type of
nutritional value that can have value but at the present is not
considered. That since they are not seen as "vitamins" they are
deemed not useful.
At this time making tactile graphics is pretty time consuming. The
tactiles I think most people concentrate on making are the important
ones for a text. Currently there is no easy way to machine generate a
complicated graphic - it requires a person to adapt one. So one might
argue that "decoration" graphics are not made because they would take up
the time required to make the essential tactile graphics. Have they been
dismissed because of this and therefore we have not considered their value?
But what if there is essential nutritional value to these "decoration"
What if such "decoration graphics" in a school book were included with
the important ones? How could this be done?
I am thinking that these would be made in a simple way. A restricted
amount of lines, dots and areas.
These would be easily read, help maintain a students feeling of
accomplishment of reading tactiles, act as a warm up for the more
difficult tactiles, and increase the tactile graphic vocabulary
Perhaps these are some of the values of "decoration" graphics - a type
of fruit fiber.
What do you think?
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