Friday, May 21, 2010

Passionate Focus and Chicago ROCKS

Well again I have not posted for a very very long time.
This is an update of the wonderful happenings of late.
I entered an art show in Chicago and two of my photographs were chosen to be in their exhibit!!! Pretty exciting yes indeed. The art show was sponsored by the Guild for the Blind in Chicago and took place May 13-21st
I submitted five photos and was thrilled to have two selected to be part of Passionate Focus. On top of that my Alcatraz Imprisoned won best of show. How exciting is that??
So on Thursday May 13th I flew to Chicago and was joined by two wonderful friends to share my excitement. Lorna whom I have known for ooooh 45 years about and Terri my dear friend from California along with Susan and Dan from Washington!! Susan's artwork was also shown.
During the show we were interviewed and here is link for that.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=7452458

Well there will be more to follow on this but for now... ttfn

1 comment:

Chandrika said...

Hi, I am a computer science PhD student at the University of Washington. My research is on mobile device and camera interaction for blind and low-vision people. My goal is to find a usable way for blind people to use the camera on mainstream cell phones to gather certain information about their environment.

I have set up a repository for blind people to submit photos they have taken. You can go here to answer a few questions and submit any photos: http://abstract.cs.washington.edu/~cjayant/cameraRepos/upload_file.php. I am interested in what issues blind people have while taking photos, and excited to see some of the results as I move forward in my research.

If you have not already completed my camera survey sent out a few months back, you can check it out here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGQ4aXZHcmZvaXBjN1Q3VUF3anNNUEE6MA

This should only take a few minutes to complete. All survey results and photos are anonymous and not tied to your identity.

If you have any questions, any comments on the form’s accessibility, or if you are interested in being a part of paid future interviews and studies, please send me an email! cjayant@cs.washington.edu

Please forward to any relevant mailing lists or post to your blogs.

Thank you!
Chandrika Jayant