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17th November, 2014

How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People

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17th November, 2014
End Date:
23rd November, 2014
Peltz Gallery, School of Arts, Birkbeck, London WC1H 0PD

A free exhibition exploring the history of assistive technologies that have been designed to help blind people read. 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.

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The exhibition is part of the Being Human Festival (, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.

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