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Blindness and Painting

This web resource is about blindness and painting. It features a documentary called “The Terry Fragments”, which depicts blind painter Terry Hopwood-Jackson’s painting process. After becoming blind, Terry has developed a unique painting process and style, which allows him to execute all stages by himself, apart from mixing the colours. He uses plasticine to create the outlines and textures, which he then paints and varnishes. One painting may take him several weeks to several months, depending on how motivated and inspired he is.

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THISABILITY Newspaper was initially aimed at people with disabilities and their caregivers. The content is reported and written only from a positive aspect. Our objective is to motivate and inspire our readers to look outward and not inward, too see what they can find and not, in many cases, what they may have lost. Over the years a very strong and positive response has come from the disabled and the non-disabled sector, with non-disabled people learning more of the day-to-day challenges many people face, thus gaining respect and admiration for the personal growth that many have achieved. The content is aimed at mainstreaming disability in all socio-economic platforms of society and stories are drawn from South Africa, sub Saharan Africa and the rest of the world to showcase good practises, stories of hope and various initiatives that empower persons with disability to actively participate in various environments.

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