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30th April 2014 Sara Lock

Using public art to engage with visually impaired children

By: Arts Queensland


This case study demonstrates how a Queensland school uses interactive artwork to communicate information and enable learning for visually impaired children.  The case study outlines the key outcomes and findings of the project as well as future plans for continuation of this worthy initiative.

Sense of Place was conceived to:

  • create artworks that communicate visual information to blind and vision impaired students by using tactile, auditory, olfactory, kinesthetic and visual perceptions
  • transform non-communicative ‘spaces’ into a series of defined ‘places’
  • encourage positive shared experiences between students, volunteers, staff and families within the stark walls and corridors of the school
  • educate visitors and staff within the school about braille and visual functioning
| Published:2014

Smart tags: young people schools diversity disabled community engagement

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