Ann Cunningham, owner at Sensational Books, art teacher at the Colorado Center for the Blind and tactile artist

Exploring Museums

Reaching Beyond the Glass

How can we make a trip to the museum more interactive and informative? All too often students who are blind or visually impaired are limited to having the information on the labels read to them while the other students stand in awe of the objects on display. We have developed a number of ways for the students to engage more effectively with displays in a museum.

In this session you will learn about techniques to reach beyond the glass: How to use an iPad to make information more accessible. How to interact within the space to explore the objects on display and how to make raised line images of the objects as you experience them.

Ann will show video clips of students from the Colorado Center for the Blind at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to illustrate these techniques.

www.acunningham.com

www.SensationalBooks.com

www.coloradocenterfortheblind.org/

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