3DPhotoWorks: tactile artwork for the blind and visually impaired

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3DPhotoworks is a company founded in 2008 by John Olson, a photographer who develops and design 3D prints for visually disabled people. The goal of the company is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum and every international exposition, so they can experience firsthand the art around them. “More than 285 millions of people” said … Read More

SASB, the smart vest for visually impaired people

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A picture of SASB on a mannequin

Many technologies have been tested around the world to help blind and visually impaired people. Just think of the Braille tablet, a project born at the University of Michigan that will allow blind and partially sighted people to feel images and text on the screen of a tablet (here). The Buzzclip is another example of this technology, a small wearable … Read More

‘Please Touch the Art’: a blind man reacts to touching his portrait for the first time.

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In our previous articles, we have already talked about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of art, even in the field of visual disability. Many pieces of art are being transformed into embossed paintings that can be touched by blind people, too; an example we have reported is the three-dimensional Mona Lisa, produced by the Unseen Art team. Today, … Read More

Not just paralympic athletes: Assunta Legnante

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Assunta wearing the gold medal at the Paralympics in London, 2012

And now we move on to female throwers! We have interviewed Oney Tapia, next up we have Assunta. Assunta Legnante was born in Naples in 1978 and she is a strong willful woman. In 2009, she starts losing her eyesight due to congenital glaucoma, and this threatens her sporting career. In fact, in 2004, despite having obtained the right to … Read More

Bone conduction: what it is and its benefits

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Man wearing bone conduction headphones

Sometimes, we have certainties on which we would be happy to bet anything. Who doubts, for example, that humans perceive sounds only thanks to their ears? Probably nobody. In reality, we do not hear only through our outer ear, but also via our skull bones that can communicate to the inner ear, thanks to the phenomenon of bone conduction. This is … Read More