[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] STEM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nanotechnology, artist, London, books
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Blind student presents 3-D tactile images to national microscopy conference
Gonzales is blind. Yet she is pursuing a STEM (science, technology,
engineering and math) degree that requires an understanding of many
detailed, microscopic biological elements -- something she finds
fascinating and exciting. "When I applied to Arizona State University, I
chose molecular biosciences and biotechnology because of my love of
biology," said Gonzales. "I was always very interested in science. From
a high school biotechnology course, I found that although I loved
biology, it was the finer details, such as the molecular processes
involved, that I was most interested in." Last spring, she signed up for
the 400-level course Cell Biotechnology, which teaches students how to
experiment with various types of cell cultures and requires a large
amount of work with microscopes.
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Where would you take a blind person in London?
There is a great deal to experience in London if you are blind or
partially sighted. Amy Oliver provides a guide to some of the most
The National Portrait Gallery <http://www.npg.org.uk/> for example, has
the largest number of 'tactile' images in a UK art gallery. More than
130, from each of the eight galleries, feature in a booklet with
descriptions. Gallery staff are also trained to give audio tours. ...
*JUDY Dawes illustrates books for children who just cannot keep their
hands off them.*
The pages spring to life under the touch of blind and visually impaired
youngsters who are eager to read.
With a group of volunteers, Ms Dawes sews and glues items to coloured
cardboard, to which braille and text are added.
For her work making tactile books for Can:Do 4Kids clients, she has been
nominated for a Pride of Australia medal in the Community Spirit category.
The books help children visualise what they are unable to see.
First Tactile Picture Books for Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The National Library for Blind and Visually Impaired, presented the
first children's tactile picture books in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
"Pinocchio" and "Pippi Longstocking." The project, worth 4,00KM (cca.
$3,000) marked the 40 year anniversary of the Library.
Tactile books are books that are modified to enable blind and visually
impaired children to comprehend the story. Picture books of "Pinocchio"
and "Pippi Longstocking" were made-over into two-dimensional products by
using different indentations to make images pop-up and become tangible
for the kids. The story itself was translated into Braille and then
posted over the original text in clear, see-through stickers as to
preserve the original design of the picture books.
Nanotechnology Braille display makes Web accessible to the blind
In their latest work, the interdisciplinary research group from the
University of Tokyo, Hiroshima University, Max Planck Institute for
Solid State Research, AIST, and RIKEN, have fabricated a Braille sheet
display operating at 4 V by integrating organic TFT drivers, organic
static random-access memory (SRAM), and carbon nanotube-based actuators.
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