Join us for an engaging discussion on accessibility and inclusion with leaders from Getty Images, The National Federation of the Blind, 3DPhotoWorks/Tactile Images, as well as museum professionals, and educators. In January 2021, Getty Images, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and 3DPhotoWorks/Tactile Images created a historic partnership to deliver more than 45 million tactile images to the world's blind and disabled in museums and institutions worldwide. The NFB also announced that they would be granting $500,000 for the creation of tactile exhibition displays. Learn how you can utilize these resources at your institution. This presentation highlights tactile imaging technology and experiences which allow individuals who are blind and disabled to develop an intimate connection with a wide range of visual and graphic material. Panelists will discuss the opportunities in making the visual experience multisensory across modalities, create inclusion and accessibility irrespective of ability/disability, provide unique educational perspectives, and discuss grant funding opportunities for tactile exhibitions.
A full transcript of this event is attached as a handout.
45 Million Tactile Images to Change the World: Increasing Accessibility & Inclusion for All