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A public project in Chile is making street art accessible to the blind

  • Meghan McDonough
By Meghan McDonough

Video journalist

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

A new initiative in Santiago, Chile makes the city’s street art accessible to anyone with the ability to touch and feel.

The Hands on the Wall project has installed six miniature murals engraved on plaques throughout the city. They’re all versions of outdoor art works, including La Debutante by Roberto Matta and Lastarria Patrimonial by Luis Núñez San Martín. Each one is supplemented by descriptions in braille and audio guides.

The initiative is publicly funded and jointly organized by the Mu.Cho Association for Inclusive Culture and the Museum of Visual Arts in Santiago.

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