From http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/12/08/3087977.htm A simulated experience of being blind led designer Rob Caslick to create an innovative exhibition. After spending some time at the Milan Blind Institute where he experienced everyday life without vision, Rob Caslick made Lights for the Blind. According to the World Health Organisation, 90 per cent of the world’s 160 million blind people have some light perception. The exhibition uses small LED lights to illuminate quotes in Braille. Mr Caslick says the 16-panel display features anecdotes from members of the Australian blind community. "The idea for the exhibition is to start a bit of a case study to see if it’s worthwhile using LEDs in Braille, to make it easier for people to walk through a public space."
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