[accessibleimage] photo app, cartoonist, workshop
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- Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 14:51:09 +0200
http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2012/03/29/CG77162 article excerpt and link to video interview Visually impaired cartoonist and SF State student aspires to be publishedPatrick Ward makes himself comfortable on a bench in Cafe Rosso's popular patio area, hunched merely 6 inches away from his sketchpad and intent on drawing his next cartoon masterpiece to add to his portfolio. He is visually impaired, making this no small feat. Ward, 28, student and cartoonist, faces unique challenges in both the publishing industry and the campus community. The graduate student has pitched his drawings to The New York Times, Union Democrat and Mad Magazine
http://www.goldengatexpress.org/author/bryanvo/ excerpt articleAt Salt Lake seminar, visually impaired learn how high tech can unleash creativity
Educator explains the accessibility features of devices, Apple products.Laura Lee Rough, like many individuals who have a visual impairment, wants to get the most out of the vision she has remaining. She has learned a few technological tricks to make her life easier through the years, but her eyes were opened wide Saturday during a presentation at the John A. Moran Eye Center <http://uuhsc.utah.edu/MoranEyeCenter/> in Salt Lake City. Luis Perez told the crowd that "people with disabilities have the right to be creative. It is as important as any other right to me," said the University of South Florida doctoral student and avid photographer, who has just 10 degrees of vision. "Creating something allows you to find your self-expression, to find your voice and to empower yourself."
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/faith/53784771-80/perez-apple-vision-accessibility.html.csp Photography workshop with the visually impaired <http://hereiswhatilearnttoday.wordpress.com/tag/salta/>As I am currently working on a project that uses photography and a tool for social change within communities in rural Salta, I get to meet some really cool people. One in particular is a photographer who works with the blind. For those who speak Spanish, check out this blog La Mirada Invisible <http://integrarsalta.blogspot.com.ar/>.
For those who don't, I'll explain it briefly /en inglés/!The project stems from the ideas that we see and experience the world around us using more that just our eyes, and that photography is a way of transmitting to others out perception of the world. So, because photography a medium of communication it's as much a mental process as a visual one. When looking at photography in this way, it opens it up to the visually impaired. La Mirada Invisible works using photography to overcome prejudices surrounding blindness, work on changing the concept of blindess within the community, as well as creating a new way to communicate our own subjective perceptions of the world.
It's pretty neat. Definitely makes you think. http://hereiswhatilearnttoday.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/photography-workshop-with-the-visually-impaired/ website La Mirada Invisible http://integrarsalta.blogspot.com.ar/
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