Exhibition stands to help blind people at event in Wales

23rd November 2009

An upcoming art event in Wales will see exhibition stands used to help blind people savour the attractions.

Painter Mark Cox told the BBC that he wanted his paintings to be accessible to as many people as possible and therefore decided to make 3-D versions, which will be on display at Carmarthen Library from November 28th to December 4th.

The exhibits took half a day to make and have been created using MDF and plywood, and Mr Cox said that the exhibition stands will allow blind and visually-impaired people to handle them while he describes each painting.

"I knew the library had a lift to the gallery but I got to thinking about partially-sighted and blind people and how I could involve them," he told the news provider.

Meanwhile, Sheffield-based organisation the Workshop recently developed exhibition stands for the Backing Young Britain initiative, which was recently unveiled by prime minister Gordon Brown, the Star reports