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- From: Lisa Yayla <fnugg@xxxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 22:44:51 +0200
excerpt from Downtown Fayetteville will be alive with the sounds of
music as 4th Friday takes place July 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Art from from visually impaired, Spanish speaking and disadvantaged
minority art students will be on display inside the Cotton Exchange.
article from New Scientist -
GADGETS FOR THE TACTILE WORLD
We have five senses, but rarely use our sense of touch to control and
react to electronic devices. That’s set to change with several new
gadgets that stimulate our sense of touch, called haptic devices. One
proposed device which could revolutionise life for the visually impaired
consists of a headband that imprints the shape of the object in front of
the user onto their forehead. Other devices include cellphones with
tactile displays, and gaming controllers that enable you to “feel” the
weight of objects or experience the sensation of wading through water.
At the event, the children showcased different creative artworks such as
tie and die, batik, bags, baskets, stools and mats made from rafia palm,
which were sold to interested buyers.
On how the children were able to create the art works, the Principal
said, "We taught them the process, guided them in creating those designs
but the final art work is their handiwork. “We are glad to say that most
of our graduates this year have been equipped with a trade which makes
them more self reliant and independent”, she said, adding that, “the
orientation and mobility of the children have improved drastically. The
graduates can use the cane independently and they seem to have acquired
more courage and trust in themselves and their environment.
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