SXSW EDU 2019
Touchable Paintings: Bridging Access and Images
How can educators create multisensory materials that are accessible for people with all levels of sight without spending a fortune? In this session, educators will learn about methods for creating "touchable paintings," which are tactile mixed-media representations that function like maps of 2-Dimensional images. Participants will create their own small touchable paintings and discuss how their organizations can use multisensory materials to make their programs and classes more accessible.
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- Participants will be able to describe the benefits of creating touchable paintings.
- Participants will be able to determine what types of images make successful touchable paintings.
- Participants will make their own small touchable painting and brainstorm ideas for using multisensory materials at their organizations.
- Kim Crowell, Associate Museum Educator and Accessibility Coordinator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Kim Crowell, Associate Museum Educator and Accessibility Coordinator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art