How this art festival in Goa is championing the cause of being disabled-friendly
It is only when you notice that instead of gazing at the pictures adorning the walls, they wait until the young man describes what lay in front of them and handed out tactile reproductions of the very same pictures.
AdvertisementThe kaleidoscope of emotions displayed on the faces of these students makes it apparent that their imagination is taking them on a journey, none of us understand. It is their journey into the world of tactile-visual art.
The young gentleman,
With the aim of being inclusive and accessible for all, Serendipity Arts Festival partnered with Siddhant to create a tactile experiential program called SENSES, to ensure that everyone, regardless of any situation are not left out when it comes to experience art.
The main aim of the SENSES program is to make the event, spaces and its artworks more welcoming and accessible to the visually impaired visitors along with others with special need, so that one goes back with a fulfilling experience. Tactile maps, braille books, tactile reproductions of art works on display, tactile and braille equipped signage are all a part of this. The tactile products essentially enable everyone to understand the various aspects of the art-works through multiple senses. The products and the ideas designed will allow a wide range of interaction with the artworks on display, thus making it universal to a large section of the society.
To make understanding things easier, Shah has also conducted a
Here's hoping that this initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival is a game-changer for making art festivals more inclusive.
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