5 innovative ways art is becoming more accessible to the blind community

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Art is a universal medium of expression, bridging gaps across language, time and culture.

But galleries and museums aren’t always accessible to everyone, often excluding blind people and those with low vision from truly experiencing the art world. With about 285 million blind or visually impaired people in the world, that’s a sizable part of the global population being left out.

But innovations — both simple and high-tech — are making the art world even more inclusive.

Many blind people and those with low vision have experienced art through audio descriptions of pieces, whether it’s recorded commentary from museums or explanations from friends in real time. But this can …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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