Touch and be touched Tactile Stimulation – Anything touched and anything that touches us can be stimulating. Every solid object has texture, temperature, shape. Balls in a collection can be smooth or rough, hard or soft, furry or…not. The sense of touch also includes the differentiation and recognition of temperature, pain, and body position (proprioception). […]Read more "Touch and be touched"
There are relatively easy adaptations to the creative art program in order to make it accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. While younger students typically participate in creative art within the classroom, most school age students take advantage of this time for an inclusive opportunity with typically developing peers. Whether art activities […]Read more "How to make adaptions to make art accessible to blind students in the class-room/studio."
Introduction: I myself am registered blind and with hearing loss. In Britain, education is free and provided by the British government. Attendance at schools is compulsory; it is upheld by legal sanctions, enforced by the Courts. Education is provided in spoken and verbalised format (mainly English, with Wales also delivering Welsh as part of its […]Read more "Factors Impacting Educational Attainments of the Deaf in Britain"
It’s true to say that whilst studying at Blackburn College and the University Centre Blackburn College I have witnessed at first hand educational inequalities and seen discrimination and avoidance of disability issues and I feel it needs wide research and highlighting not just at Blackburn . Many researchers in the field of education, particularly during the […]Read more "Just how extensive is educational inequality in Britain today? As a registered blind artist and student,I will critically assess the different explanations that have been advanced to account for educational inequalities."
Abstract Modern aesthetics regards sight and hearing as the only senses which were able to produce art. Touch, smell and taste might offer pleasant stimuli, but can never achieve the status of art objects. What are the arguments for this rejection, and are they still sustainable? This paper focuses on the general and specific […]Read more "Reflection on Aesthetics and Tactile Touch, Smell and Taste and my Artworks"
Introduction A quick introduction for everyone, I am Justine Raith, a mature and visually impaired BA (Hons) Fine Art Student and an Ambassador for “Galloway’s Society for the Blind”, a winning artist in the RWS Contemporary Landscape Artist Competition, 2017, Wild Card in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 and 2017, Winner […]Read more "My final year proposal"
I couldn’t make sense of the words of a visiting lecturer yesterday; who taking a critical glance at my tactile works asked “what’s smell got to do with tactile art ?” I suppose as a registered blind person I forgot to consider “normalisation”, but for a blind person, or someone with sight-loss, I would argue […]Read more "Why is our sense of smell such a vital part of our lives – and how has it influenced science, art, culture and history?"