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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
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315111353
ISBN (Print)9781138085411
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019


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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