Wednesday, 23 March 2016

New Extant production: The Chairs

Extant is Britain's only professional performing arts company of visually impaired creators. Many attendees at Blind Creations enjoyed their fascinating Flatlands workshop. Extant's new production, The Chairs by French dramatist Eugene Ionesco, is touring the country this April and Blind Creations enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to attend. Audio description is cleverly woven into the dialogue, and pre-show touch tours are also available. More information can be found on the Extant site here.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Call for Papers: Tactile Reading

Here is news of a conference which may be of interest:

Tactile Reading will take place in Stockholm April 5–7, 2017, bringing together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world.

Academics in various research areas, teachers, specialists, commercial companies, developers and innovators in the field of tactile reading are invited.

The conference is arranged by Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) and National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM).

This will be a chance to share experiences and research in the field of tactile reading. The conference will promote best practices and inspire to new ideas for research, and will bring people together for future collaboration. This is the first time this conference is arranged, with the ambition to create a recurrent international event.

Call for Abstracts
We are seeking practitioners and academics to give presentations on the following topics:
·         Development of tactual understanding
·         Tactile reading and the brain
·         Braille and literacy
·         Tactile graphics
·         Universal design and tactile reading

The time for a presentation is either 20 or 40 minutes.

All presentations should be in English.

Send your contribution to:

Present a poster
If you prefer to present a poster at the conference please submit your proposal and contact us.

We are looking forward to meet you!

For more information and details visit the website.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Too Big to Feel becomes part of Royal Holloway's Art Collections

David Johnson's giant outdoor art installation 'Too Big to Feel' caused quite a stir when it landed at Royal Holloway on 12th June 2015. We are delighted that the College has agreed to keep the piece on site - in a slightly different location - as part of its Art Collections. To celebrate, Royal Holloway has made this video about DAvid's work.