Icons for the visually impaired

The WordPress Blog Incendiary   incendiarious.wordpress.com   published a post a while back entitled Icons for the Blind.

A school in Lipetsk, Russia is constructing an house-church iconastatis designed for blind students. The icons are 3D, in bas relief. This follows a program initiative for the spiritual nourishment of the blind, directed by icon carver Roman Baturin.

Concerning Roman Baturin,

About two years ago [sic] the successful artist rejected earthly goods and began to lead an ascetic type of life. Having left his prestigious work, he returned to Nizhny Novgorod and began to carve 3D icons on wood for the blind. 

Also,

At the beginning of 2006, an icon workshop was opened in Nizhny Novgorod for the creation of relief icons for blind people.

Read the whole story: http://incendiarious.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/icons-for-the-blind/

1 Response to “Icons for the visually impaired”


  1. 1 Mull August 11, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    I wonder if some of the carvers of 3-D icons might be willing to allow 3-D printing of their work to make icons more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Many people with visual disabilities can work, but many cannot, and I hate to think of these resources, like so many others, being available but not obtainable for the people who need them.

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