At the Dallas Museum of Art, visitors with red-green deficiencies can now check out a pair of color blindness alleviation lenses at no cost.
We Need to Move Toward Conceptual and Accessible Sound Art
Elaborate soundscapes billed as performances that are indistinguishable from bourgeois sound bath events sponsored by an Equinox gym aren’t pushing the medium forward.
A Braille-Based Typeface Readable by Both Touch and Sight
A new typeface updates the nearly 200 century-old system by superimposing raised dots onto carefully configured letterforms, allowing it to be understood by both sight and touch.
Google Maps Makes a Modest Attempt at Wheelchair Accessibility
For wheelchair users like myself, technology elicits both joy and skepticism: Can an app really change the way I experience architecture that wasn’t designed for me?
Apple Proposes New Emoji to Represent People with Disabilities
The 13 proposed emoji include icons of a hearing aid, prostheses, and two types of wheelchairs.
Digitizing the World’s Largest Braille Music Collection
Digitizing braille music isn’t as easy as just scanning the page. The tactile notations require multiple steps for accurate transcription, and their history of touch means the dots are sometimes smashed or otherwise unreadable.
A New App Attempts to See for the Blind
What if your smartphone could see for you, the same way it tells time, takes pictures, crushes candy, and occasionally calls people for you?
Two Crowdfunding Campaigns Aim to Create Art for the Blind
Imagine never being able to see the Mona Lisa, much less understand what people mean when they talk about her enigmatic smile.
Museo del Prado Leads the Charge Toward Better Accessibility for the Blind
Touching the Prado invites visually impaired people to touch relief replicas of six collection masterpieces.