[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Mumbai photographer gives the visually impaired a chance to click - Youtube
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Mumbai photographer gives the visually impaired a chance to click
A Mumbai-based photographer, Partho Bhowmick, provides the visually
impaired an experience in artistic expression, through the use of
camera. The students at his workshops are all visually
Hats off to their sense of direction
The rallyists had to cover 45km within the given speed band. The
visually impaired had Braille maps and speed charts to guide them. The
drivers had to rely on inputs given by their visually impaired
navigators to reach their prescribed destination in time.
Clutching his Braille map, youngest participant Gangaraju Gowda, 14, was
confident of winning. "Wait till the end. I will distribute sweets near
the finishing line," he said. A rock concert and a food court lent
festive touch to the event.
A cultural evolution
ICOM Malta has always tried to promote museums to the underprivileged or
to people with physical impairments. In a past International Museums’
Day, we managed to organise a museum tour for the visually impaired,
where they were given the opportunity to feel the artefacts and
experience their beauty by touch.
Braille flag for visually impaired unveiled in Bangalore
.... City based Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Sightsavers
introduced the first ever 'Braille Indian flag' in Bangalore on
Thursday. The flag will allow a blind person to see the national flag
through touch. The flag was unveiled by Governor Hansraj Bharadwaj at
Rajbhavan in presence of some school children.
The tri-colours of the flag are depicted through different textures that
will enable one to appreciate the different colours. A raised chakra at
the center of the flag allows the blind to feel the Ashoka Chakra with
its 24 spokes. The colours and features of the flag are explained in
Braille alongside the flag.
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