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08.23.12 David Lumb and Joseph Schulhoff

Of the one million New Yorkers who have impaired vision, 120,000 are legally blind. And they get around fine, says Rad Mazon, job readiness instructor at Visions, a non-profit organization offering services to the blind and visually impaired. The legal threshold for blindness is 20/200 vision and lower. Essentially, the level of detail for standard […]

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06.15.12 Marina Galperina

Artist James Bulley has created the Braille equivalent of a sensory soundboard. By moving their fingers over the raised surface’s Braile score, “the user generates the composition, hearing the fragments of notation combining and recombining as they read them.” Just listen. […]

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05.16.12 Evan Fleischer

How paintings are seen by the blind varies from museum to museum. The Met has an Egyptian Touch Tour. MOMA has posted online a collection of visual descriptions for a slew of classics. At the British National Gallery, Miranda Baxter pointed me towards a paper she’d written that stressed ekphrasis, a rhetorical trope that is all about the verbal description of something visual… […]

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04.15.10 Marina Galperina

Artist Lisa J. Murphy kindly provided us with these “exclusive views” from her arty porn for the blind book, Tactile Mind, including the coveted vag cover image. As opposed to its target readership – you can look, but you can’t touch. […]

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