Free exhibition: ‘How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People’, London

Date: 17th-23rd November 2014

Location: Peltz Gallery, School of Arts, Birkbeck, London WC1H 0PD

We’re delighted to invite you to our upcoming exhibition, “How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People”.

This will be a free exhibition exploring the history of assistive technologies that have been designed to help blind peopleread. From raised print to talking books and optophones, a fascinating array of historic artefacts will be on display from museums and other centres dedicated to preserving the heritage of blindness. There will also be a series of hands-on activities, interactive workshops, and live performances allowing visitors to try out for themselves alternative ways of reading.

The exhibition runs from 17th-23rd November 2014, with a special reception and other events planned for Saturday 22nd November. Full details can be found on the website. The exhibition is part of the Being Human Festival, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.

Please contact Heather Tilley (Birkbeck, University of London) and Matt Rubery (Queen Mary, University of London) for more information: h.tilley@bbk.ac.ukm.rubery@qmul.ac.ukh.

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