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Tactile Images teams Getty Images to provide 45M images with feeling

Great work here from Tactile Images who teamed up with Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights and membership organisation of the blind, to deliver more than 45 million images to the world’s blind and disabled population at museums, science centres, libraries, schools, and government agencies. – details in the short film above.

As part of this initiative, more than 50,000 members of the blind community shared what photography and art they wanted to experience first. The National Federation of the Blind reinforced this by announcing that they will be granting $500,000 to museums and institutions for the development of tactile exhibition displays.

“Blind people have all the same interests, concerns, and aspirations as all who participate in our society and culture, and that culture is reflected in the millions of images that this partnership will help us access,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “We look forward to working with Tactile Images and Getty Images to curate a collection that will include, inform, and inspire the blind of America and the world.”

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