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?"
The Blind Man And The Elephant Poem by John Godfrey Saxe: It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined,who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind), that each by observation, might satisfy his mind. The first approached the elephant, and, happening to fall, against his broad and sturdy side, […]Read more "MY OWN RESEARCH PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE BLIND MAN AND THE ELEPHANT."
The Author This thesis is compiled by Roger William Livesey, a social scientist. Credits The thesis owes gratitude to “Galloways Society for the Blind” and a service user (I shall call X), now an Ambassador for “Galloways Society for the Blind” and an established national and international artist with a large following and client base. Ethics […]Read more "An Interview with Justine Raith about: “Eye Can” – An evaluation of what is available and required to enable the blind to live independent lives."