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Using expressive movement and haptics to explore kinaesthetic empathy, aesthetic and physical literacy

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment
EditorsJohn Ravenscroft
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter18
Pages275-287
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315111353
ISBN (Print)9781138085411
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019

Abstract

Understanding and appreciating art in the form of expressive movement for people with visual impairments is challenging. This chapter provides an account of the proof of concept choreo-haptic experiments that were carried out at the University of Edinburgh over a period of 18 months. The work explored the conceptual thought experiment and entanglement of expressive movement, haptic feedback and kinaesthetic empathy as a vehicle for expressive communication for children and adults with visual impairments.

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