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

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 book records, optophones, and other technologies gathered from centres dedicated to preserving the heritage of blindness. Giving the public a chance to see, hear, and touch different types of books, “How We Read” explores the many ways in which we do something as simple as read a book.

Free admission | No booking required

This event is led by: Queen Mary University of London and Birkbeck, University of London
In partnership with: Science MuseumRoyal National Institute for the BlindBlind Veterans UKWellcome LibraryBritish Library Sound ArchiveSenate House Library Special CollectionsEMI Archive Group Trust

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