Bringing a work of art to life for Derek, Touch to See Book Club member
June 23, 2015

So many times I have been asked “So what’s it like using the Touch to See Book Club packs? How does it really open up another world for a blind and partially sighted person?”

Derek, a Book Club member in Edinburgh, explains it perfectly in this wonderful video which I shot in the Spring when I was visiting Scotland. When I visited, Derek was experiencing the Touch to See Book Club book title The Blitz with his group.

Derek told me that the experience of feeling the tactile image and listening to the audio guide has inspired him, and given him something he thought he would never experience again. He explained how the detailed description on the audio guide really helped him to develop a clear and accurate representation of  the painting ‘Totes Meer’ by Paul Nash. The way Derek described his experience left me with goose bumps and I immediately thought I must capture what he is saying. So I pulled out my video camera!

Please do watch this video – it’s a wonderful explanation of someone’s experience.

If you do Twitter or Facebook please like and share the video – the more people that get to know about our wonderful Touch to See Book Club the better!

A big thank you to Derek for sharing his experience.

If you would like to share your experience of using a Touch to See book, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01635 299771 or drop me an email: mariav@livingpaintings.org.uk

 


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