[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.

PC accessibility
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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