Beyond Bump-Ons: Creative Approaches to Tactile Marking

Do you need an easy way to identify your shampoo from your hair removal cream? Do you want to avoid accidentally feeding dog food to your dinner guests—again? Does your granddaughter complain that you’ve covered up the print label on her favourite midnight snack with your “special dots”?

Our sense of touch can give us much more information about our environment than we may think. Naturally, there’s braille, but how else can we use this powerful tactile sense to make things easier at home and further afield?

In this Masterclass, Matthew Horspool and Chantelle Griffiths join forces to take you on a tactile journey to help you master your sense of touch for the simple, yet powerful purpose of identification and marking.

You will learn:

  • How everyday office stationery can save your sanity when travelling.
  • How a simple rubber band can turn nightmare neighbours into amicable allies.
  • How to use braille in fun and creative ways, even if you’re not yet a confident braillist.
  • Why you need to own hair ties, even if you have no hair to tie.
  • How texture and orientation work together to create a customisable system for identification that anyone can use.
  • And so much more!

Whether you’re newer to sight loss or blind since birth, there’s something here for everyone. Join us to learn how to level up your tactile marking skills, and create unforgettable experiences for yourself and others, for all the right reasons.

The Masterclass will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 16 July at 7:30 PM. In addition, if you are attending Sight Village Central, join Matthew for a sneak preview, where you will be able to get hands on with some of the tools we will be discussing and take home a few things for you to try out during the online session.

The Sight Village session will take place on:

  • Monday 8 July at 12:25 PM in room 2
  • Tuesday 9 July at 1:45 PM in room 1

Register for the online session here.

To join by phone, please use these details:

  • Phone number: 0131 460 1196
  • Meeting ID: 821 0787 8790
  • Passcode: 123456