New Partnership Lets the Blind Experience Pictures Through Touch
The effort will provide access and inclusion to disabled populations
There’s more than one way to experience a great work of art, according to a new partnership among the National Federation of the Blind, Getty Images, and Tactile Images, a company that converts pictures into three dimensional versions that can be experienced through touch, hearing, and smell.
The initiative aims to significantly enhance educational opportunities and cultural inclusion for blind and disabled individuals. The groups are committed to providing greater accessibility to visual resources—with an emphasis on photography and fine art—that represent the world’s people and cultures.
“Blind people have all the same interests, concerns, and aspirations as all who participate in our society and culture, and that culture is reflected in the millions of images that this partnership will help us access,” said Mark Riccobono, NFB’s president, in a press release.
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