A “dual vision” book is designed for both Braille readers and sighted readers. Artist Melodie Carr found that few, if any dual vision books have illustrative content that is accessible to Braille readers. So Carr created a dual vision book with text and illustrations equally available to all readers. She met resistance from publishing houses that told her such a project couldn’t be done. But she stuck with it and, in 2001, produced a linear, touchable, dual vision version of Norton Juster’s The Dot and the Line.
This has since become the basis for Carr’s public art exhibition, Dual Vision: A Tactile Exhibition, opening at the enROUTE Gallery April 6, 6-9 p.m. Carr will be in attendance.
The enROUTE Gallery is operated by VSA arts of Indiana and located in the Harrison Center for the Arts at 1505 N. Delaware St. This free exhibit is designed so that people who are blind or visually impaired can have a tactile experience, while sighted visitors can enjoy the visual qualities of Braille and tactile graphics. This show will be open again Friday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. n