Description of Practice Report: Adapting Artworks for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Using Raised Printing
Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community (United Nations, 2012). In Europe and around the globe, many efforts have been made in order to include people with visual impairments and blindness into the cultural life (Braille Authority, 2012; Brvar, 2010; European Blind Union, 2011; Kennedy, 2003; Kurze, 1996; Salzhauer Axel & Sobol Levent, 2003; Wright, 2009). The objects and artifacts exhibited in museums for people with visual impairments are available either by direct touch of the original or its 3-D reproduction. Paintings, on the other hand, require a different approach—usually a tactile adaptation is created.