[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] animator, haptics, museum, artist, accessibility, make-up, maps
fnugg at online.no
fnugg at online.no
Thu Apr 4 08:00:21 UTC 2013
Just a short note. Often when I send a link to one article I come
accross many other news agencies etc who carry the same article. I
usually don't put a link to the exact same article from another source,
but thinking shall perhaps try to do this. One, it shows what great
interest these articles arouse and two, also interesting to see how
information spreads. This time example the article "Love of art is blind
for sightless museum visitors".
color blind animator/artist
Advanced driver features 123 pre-designed haptic effects
Love of art is blind for sightless museum visitors
Her eyes see nothing but when Barbara Appel runs her fingers over the
face of a Picasso sculpture in New York?s Museum of Modern Art she sighs
with pleasure Most people go to museums to look at exhibits but for some
at MoMA love of art is literally blind Each month a small group with
various levels of impaired vision accompanies an expert guide to the
famed Manhattan museum.
Painting through a mist
Anne Cassin can't read a newspaper, but she can paint. *Anna Pearson*
spoke to the blind painter ahead of her inaugural exhibition.
There's a painting of Mt Cook in Anne Cassin's dining room, and she'll
treasure it forever.
The landscape done in 2012 was the first of many paintings, which now
fill her Bronte St house.
Cassin suffered a stroke in 1998, which left her almost completely blind.
Bringing multitouch to the blind
Multitouch has changed computing, being the first new user interaction
paradigm since the mouse and keyboard. After exploding on mobile phones
in 2007, multitouch has penetrated other technologies like tablets and
Flicks, swipes, and pinches have become the new click and drag.
Consumers now expect this interaction with their computing devices and
it has become the natural user interface for those just starting with
Despite being a tactile experience between fingers and a glass display,
Multitouch is heavily dependent on being able to see what the screen is
displaying and the tap targets on it. Because of this, work is being
done to bring multitouch to blind users, allowing them to enjoy and
benefit from the new technology just like someone with the ability to see.
Here at UMBC, Dr. Shaun Kane and The Pad research group is hard at work
trying to make multitouch solutions for blind users that will benefit
their computer interaction. In the spring semester of last year, work
began on creating a multitouch tablet built with accessibility in mind.
The multitouch tablet was made over the course of the semester entirely
from store-bought materials and electronics like a projector, webcam and
infrared lights. By tracking IR reflections with the webcam, the tablet
is able to detect touches and gestures.
A makeup course for the visually-impaired
Legally blind makeup consumers Yuvonda Simpson and Lela Pickens apply
eye shadow to their eyelids by following their eyebrow bone structure
and curves on their faces. The Department of Assistive and
Rehabilitative Services held a makeup course for visually-imparied women
on Monday, March 25.
Audio Maps for Blind Help Traverse Unknown Places
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