Exhibit in Lansing seeks to show people how the blind adjust
An exhibit at the Library of Michigan in Lansing seeks to show people how the blind adjust to the lack of sight.
The Lansing State Journal reports the free exhibit "Child in a Strange Country" features a half-dozen stations equipped with hands-on tools like braille typing machines and raised globes stationed throughout the library rotunda. The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mike Hudson, the director of that museum, says the exhibit shows people they could still read and write even if they were blind. He says the exhibit was inspired by Helen Keller's achievements and efforts to educate the public.
The exhibit at the Library of Michigan runs until May 22.