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Re: Sight or sound?

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Tue, 07 Dec 1999 10:42:07 -0500


"Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI" wrote:

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> There are many "substitutes" for hearing and speech, but none for sight.

Not at all true! There's touch--often more telling than sight--

As a sighted person--I know from my experience that there are
things--objects--we can feel, but can't see. Here's an example that dog people
will understand: living out here in the woods --especially this time of year
when deer ticks (Lyme disease) proliferate--each day after returning home from
walking our 4 dogs I search their bodies for the ticks--they're black, small,
about the size of a freckle--not by sight, but by feel, since they're impossible
to see on a dog with a thick black coat.

A while ago, while some of my neon sculpture was on exhibit--a class from a
school for the blind visited the show---and loved the work! They followed all
the lines of the glass tubes with their fingers---

best wishes,
Joseph

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