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

The 'Optophone', a reading device for the blind, invented by E. E. Fournier D'Albe: demonstrated in use by a man. Photograph, ca. 1921. Wellcome Library, London

Monday 17– Sunday 23 November This free exhibition of assistive technologies designed to help blind people read will introduce visitors to a range of formats beyond the conventional book. Curated by Heather Tilley (Birkbeck) and Matt Rubery (Queen Mary, UL), and held at Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, a variety of books will be on display in the form of embossed print, talking …

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