|photo: John Olson holds 2D print of Van Gogh’s Dr. Gachetwhile |
standing in front of 3DPhotoWorks tactile version.
At the heart of the issue is what technology, available or imagined, can satisfactorily provide the blind with equal access and cultural inclusion to art and photography.
There are 285 million blind and sight impaired worldwide. In the US, 1 person goes blind every 11 minutes.
In North America there are 35,000 museums. That’s more museums than there are McDonalds and Starbucks combined.
3DPhotoWork goal is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum, every science center and every cultural institution, first in this country and then beyond. The following video helps in sharing of their goals.