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What to do if you Break a Blind Person’s Cane ….

We all get that accidents happen but there are ways of dealing with them. If you cut across in front of a blind person and accidentally snap their cane, you have pretty much rendered them immobile. No, there’s nothing much … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing Art – Workshop – Describe with Aaron McPeake

Ways of Seeing Art. Workshop – Describe with Aaron McPeake 25 February Translation is impossible but inevitable. Plato. This was Aaron’s opening quotation to his workshop at the Tate Modern as part of Tate Exchange. Aaron is a visually impaired … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gaps – Exploring the Link Between Art and Audio Description. The Symposium

Bridging the Gaps – ‘Exploring the link etween art and audio description. Hosted by Shape Arts and Tate Modern on Friday 24 February. I have to admit that I am not a particularly artistic person and have attended very few … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gaps – Exploring the Link Between Art and Audio Description. Before the Event

Before The Event A group of us arrived at the Tate Modern at around 11 this morning after a slightly rougher than expected journey down the Thames from our hotel in Greenwich. I never imagined the river would have waves … Continue reading

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Aldi Versus Sainsbury’s from a Blind Person’s Perspective

As a blind person, I invariably shop online when buying groceries because I find it quicker, more convenient and it means that I don’t have to take up a member of staff’s time in store to help me to do … Continue reading

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Not Refused but Treated Less Favourably

In many ways the message is getting through to taxi drivers that, unless they have a medical exemption certificate approved by their licencing office, it is against the law for them to refuse a person with an assistance dog. However, … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Visit Museums

This post is very subjective and I wouldn’t presume to echo the thoughts of all totally blind people but following a conversation with some friends on this subject over the Christmas holiday, I decided to write my thoughts down. Imagine … Continue reading

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