ERIC Number: ED313822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Access to Photography: Making Photography Accessible to Persons with Exceptional Educational Needs.
Peterson, Charles R., Ed.
This guide to making photography accessible to persons with exceptional educational needs contains several papers, a list of 27 organizational and bibliographic resources, a list of sources of adaptive equipment, and drawings of sample equipment modifications. Nine papers make up the text of the guide. In "An Adventure into Photography," Charles Peterson describes his photography work with disabled individuals and notes that the use of simple adaptations can bring photography within reach of all. "Photography and the Arts for Special Children's Program" (Eddee Daniel) discusses program goals, equipment, activities, and results from working with children with different disabilities. "Learning Experiences with Photography and Mentally Retarded Youth" (Sandy Siebens) presents two lesson plans on textures and emotions. "Focus on Photography: Donald Levine" (Susan Gagnon) and "Photographing to See: George Covington" (Mark Peterson) describe the work of a professional photographer with paraplegia and another who is legally blind. "Let Your Camera Do the Seeing" (George Covington) discusses camera functions and subject matter for legally blind individuals. "Project SNAP (Special Needs Adapted Photography)" (Vera Scalingi) describes Polaroid's efforts to make its products and services accessible to disabled persons. "Access to the Darkroom" (Mark Peterson) explores adaptation of darkroom processes to the needs of disabled individuals. "Special Applications of Photography: Skills Development" (Scalingi) addresses photography's uses as a learning and therapeutic tool. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blindness, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Photographic Equipment, Photography, Physical Disabilities, Production Techniques
Young Artist Workshops/Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI 54115-2099 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Norbert Coll., West DePere, WI.
Note: A product of Young Artist Workshops. Also sponsored by Eastman Kodak and the Polaroid Corporation.