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Access:Ability October 2023 Newsletter

The October 2023 edition of the Ability Central monthly e-newsletter, Access:Ability.

Grantee Highlight

The letters E.A.A.T. are outlined in blue aside from the second A, representing Access, which is filled in with a bold blue. Under the acronym are the words Experiments in Art, Access & Technology. This text is underlined by sound waves of varying amplitude. Tinged in blue and orange, the waves reverberate and fade into the black background.

Experience Experiments in Art, Access & Technology from Leonardo

New exhibition from Ability Central grantee showcases artistic innovations in accessible technology.

Leonardo is excited to share a groundbreaking exhibition, Experiments in Art, Access, and Technology (E.A.A.T.), showcasing the work of the CripTech Incubator, funded in part by Ability Central. Leonardo’s CripTech Incubator is an art and technology fellowship for disability innovation to engage and remake creative technologies through the lens of accessibility.

The E.A.A.T. exhibition features work by Meesh Fradkin, Carmen Papalia, Josephine Sales, Andy Slater, and Olivia Ting. These artists, who participated in the CripTech Incubator, push the boundaries of communication and media objects. They challenge ableist values and conventional notions of how a body-mind can move, look, and communicate by exploring a wide array of technologies, including prosthetic tools, neural networks, software, and the built environment. Access is reimagined as an expressive form that can unlock new sensory possibilities for artistic experiences. By opening prismatic entry points into multisensory aesthetic experiences, the artists prompt critical reflections on artistic spaces and who they are intended for.

We invite you to experience the E.A.A.T. exhibition, which will be on view at the Beall Center for Art + Technology from September 30, 2023, to January 13, 2024.

This is a unique opportunity to witness the intersection of art, technology, and accessibility. Learn more today!

Resource Round-up

Macular Degeneration: Seven Quick Facts You Should Know

A young Black father and son play with a football outside in a sunny park. There is a dark blurred spot in the middle of the image, to represent the effect of macular degeneration edited

What is macular degeneration? This article defines the disease and addresses the causes, types, stages, and challenges of living with macular degeneration.

Read more on the Ability Central Portal.

Macular Degeneration: Symptoms and Early Signs

Senior Latino man with glasses and thick dark hair sits outside at a park. He squints, straining to see something in the distance.

Macular degeneration may go unnoticed in the early stages. Discover early signs of the disease, when to seek a diagnosis, and what to expect from the eye exam.

Read more on the Ability Central Portal.

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