Child In A Strange Country:
The exhibit is designed to be fully accessible. Each section includes six panels mounted with tactile reproductions or touchable examples of real artifacts. Each concludes with a sit-down touch table with interactive games and activities which spur the sensory imagination. Labels are available in large-print, braille, and audio versions recorded in the APH studios on Frankfort Avenue.
The flexible floor plan is intended for spaces between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet.
- Thirty-four artifacts, including a “washboard” slate used to write braille, similar to models developed by Louis Braille himself, and a giant thirty inch diameter relief model of the Earth. In keeping with our mission, several of the artifacts can be explored by touch.
- Fourteen tactile reproductions, including a page from Valentin Hauy’s original raised letter book and tactile maps by Martin Kunz and Harald Thilander.
- Thirty text and artifact panels with over fifty-three historic photographs, including ten images of Helen Keller.
- The exhibit travels in ten crates, and can be set up in a variety of flexible configurations, depending on space.
- Four touch tables, with activities ranging from writing braille to performing math problems on a special abacus to exploring a talking world map.