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Blind New Zealanders get equal access to flag referendum
You don't need to see the New Zealand flag choices to love them or hate
For many blind and visually impaired Kiwis, the flag referendum has been
a decision made with not just their eyes, but with their fingers, ears,
Blind Foundation spokesman Neil Jarvis has been blind since birth, so
has never seen colours.
At National Gallery, an Effort to Bring Visual Art to the Blind
On a recent Tuesday afternoon in the cafe at the National Gallery of
Ireland, Sophie Lawler is sat at a table with a sheet of paper in front
It’s not just any paper. It’s “swell” paper. Not groovy stationary, but
a special type of paper designed to expand in the places where it’s been
marked and heated.
On this sheet of swell paper, there are simple raised line figures, and
raised blotches like splashes of ink, which are touchable, like Braille.
“It’s a religious work,” explains Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, an education
assistant at the gallery, as Lawler feels the swell-paper version of
the artwork. “The right hand is against her heart and her robes are
coming down. And the lines represent a halo.”
NCERT to publish tactile books for visually challenged
Tactile books with maps and diagrams for visually challenged students
will become a reality soon with the National Council of Educational
Research and Training introducing them in collaboration with the Indian
Institute of Technology, Delhi. So far, books in Braille had no maps and
The NCERT is seeking suggestions from the States before it can start the
process. “The exercise calls for a special training for teachers, but we
are keen on getting it off the ground as soon as possible,” B.K.
Tripathi, Joint Director, NCERT, said.
A Burlington Company Is Creating Drawing Tools For The Blind
Most of us start to draw at a young age and it can be an important skill
especially in math and science.
However, for people who are blind, getting that early exposure to
drawing is difficult. A Burlington company called E.A.S.Y.
<http://www.easytactilegraphics.com/> is working to change that by
giving the blind much needed tools to draw.
They call their tools the inTACT sketchpad and eraser
<http://www.easytactilegraphics.com/intact-products/>. The sketchpad
bright red or blue and roughly the size of an iPad. A magnetic frame
secures a special piece of plastic, and a stylus is used to draw.
Whenever lines or shapes are drawn, the plastic pops up so the image can
The Promise of Introducing the Mona Lisa to the Blind
The /Mona Lisa/ is among the most famous paintings in the world—revered
for centuries, owned by emperors and kings, and visited in the Louvre by
approximately 6 million people annually. Still, its beauty and impact
are diminished for people who cannot see it because of visual
impairment. But that may be about to change if either of two
crowdfunding campaigns currently on Indiegogo and Kickstarter succeeds.
The one on Indiegogo
is a campaign proposed by Unseen Art <http://www.unseenart.org/> that’s
“raising $30,000 to create a software platform that would allow those
without sight to download famous artworks and 3D-print them.”
3DPhotoWorks brings art & photography to the visually impaired thru 3D
Tactile Fine Art Printing
As someone that has spent countless hours in art and photo galleries
around the world, I am aware of the profound emotional impact original
creative works can have on the observer.
Earlier this year, I spent an afternoon exploring the War Remnants
Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The award-winning photography
hanging on the gallery walls gave me a genuine view of what things
looked like during some of the most horrific periods of the Vietnam War.
It provided a way for me to gather an honest impression of what was
taking place without the typical blurry bias of war.
3D printed Tactile Stave Notation helps visually impaired to better read
Musical system bridges gap between blind and sighted musicians
3DPhotoWorks Brings Great Art To The Blind
Art belongs to everyone and enlightenment is available to all. Thus we
present 3DPhotoWorks, a project that aims to bring the “world’s greatest
to the blind. The team, led by John Olson wants to convert famous
paintings into digitally sculpted objects that blind people can touch
Mysuru railway station is nation's first visually impaired-friendly
With a view to facilitating visually impaired train passengers, tactile
maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled
at the Mysuru Railway station on Tuesday.
‘I hope you won’t need it’
That was a decade ago. To date, Annette has helped fund computers and
desktop braille printers to pilot schools in the Philippines, provided
equipment for young students with severe low vision, created the program
Touch the Artist’s Vision (in partnership with Metropolitan Museum of
Manila and the Rotary club) that turned art works into tactile material
and added audio technology for visually impaired citizens to appreciate
art, and co-authored and published the book TouchBooks: The Tactile
Textbook Project, a publication project with educational images
The Bradley is a captivatingly stylish tactile watch
Crowdfunding Campaign Aimed at Helping Blind Experience Artwork
Kickstarter: 3DPhotoWorks Fills in the Gaps Left by Art Museums with 3D
Tactile Fine Art Prints & Audio
3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People
Please touch: Tactile textile exhibit - Petting Zoo: The Art of Mrs. Vera
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