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inTACT Tactile Graphics

Earlier this year, I wrote about a museum exhibit featuring tactile paintings for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  Now, a company called E.A.S.Y. Tactile Graphics is painting a new canvas of possibilities for individuals with vision impairments. The company’s mission statement states: “We firmly believe that drawing is not reserved solely for the sighted, and […]

Art Revolutionized for the Visually Impaired

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso Art.  What is art?  According to the dictionary, art is the “expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” […]

Dyslexie: a font to help dyslexics read better

Did you know the term “dyslexia” is derived from the Latin word “dys,” which translates to difficult, and the Greek word “lexia,” which translates to words?  Therefore, the meaning of dyslexia literally translates to “difficulty with words.”  Roughly 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by this learning disability, which makes it difficult to read and write.  Dutch […]