Hi,Few more article, excerpts and links. One that I thought was very interesting is about a Spanish artist, SpY and Braille graffiti. Of the subject, but on the website of the artist he shows a Rubik cube for lazy people, it is all in one color. But it got me wondering has anyone put Braille labels on a Rubik cube? Googled a bit a found a touch Rubik cube using different textures http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/rubiks-cube-for-the-blind-155779.php
Best, Lisa from a blogEver since I wrote an article on braille <http://www.spurgeonworld.com/blog/archives/2007/02/the_return_of_b.html>, I've been discovering all sorts of weird and interesting applications of braille text. Case in point...this work <http://www.spy.org.es/galeria.php?idCategoria=2&pag=49> by the Spanish artist known as SpY. Using a braille label maker, SpY creates messages and leaves them in places that you can't see, but that blind people can feel. He has a number of interesting art works that play with the bounds of urban graffiti on his website <http://www.spy.org.es/>.
http://www.spurgeonworld.com/blog/archives/2007/02/graffitti_for_b.html http://www.spy.org.es/galeria.php?idCategoria=2&pag=51 -----------------PAM tour for the blind and partially sighted: A verbal and tactile understanding of objects on display in "The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt" exhibition. 9 a.m. Sat. Portland Art Museum, Hoffman entrance, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.; $10 members, $20 non-members. $9 children; 226-0973.
http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1170888910184250.xml&coll=7 article excerpt http://verdeindependent.1upsoftware.com/main.asp?SectionID=19&SubSectionID=23&ArticleID=21210&TM=25322.28 The light behind blind eyesMia is curious and fascinated with her world. Sometimes she is more aware of things than are the sighted people around her. Her drawings and pictures show how accurate her impressions of the world really are. She uses a pencil and paper to draw people, animals and landscape features.
"Mia likes to interpret things the way they seem to her," Paula says.When Mia is coloring pictures with crayons she asks for specific colors -- yellow, blue or green. "I normally draw pictures of sky, sun and grass," she explains. "I know what colors they are. My sister doesn't like it when I ask her," Mia says, smiling. It seems like Mia is always smiling.
When asked if her other senses, such as hearing, are sharper than her sighted friends' are, Mia thinks a bit and starts to shake her head no. Then she smiles again. "I can hear my mom's cell phone ring when she sits on it," she says.
Clearly, some of her senses are sharper than those of most sighted people. During an exercise in independent living, Mia pushes a grocery cart through the aisles of Food City, mostly with only voice guidance from Paula. She parks the cart, walks away, turns a time or two and takes a product off the shelf. Then she walks directly back to
excerpt article http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200702170311.htm *Soon, an Art Gallery for the 'less fortunate'*New Delhi, Feb 17. (PTI): In the first of its kind, an art gallery exclusively for physically and mentally challenged children across the country would be set up in Delhi.
"Only the works of 'children with special needs' would be put up in the gallery. For the purpose, children across the country and even abroad would be included," says Dr Shyama Chona of 'Tamanna,' -- the NGO behind the project.
"The aim is to create opportunities for children with intellectual disability, multiple disability and autism to showcase their talents; to provide a platform where they can interact with the normal people," she adds.
Eminent artist Mannu Gupta would design the gallery.