[Englisch:] Nachauflage Gemäldeführer
Released! First Reprint of the Multi-sensory Painting Guide
Our painting guide "The Golden Age" has been a huge success and the first edition of 200 books was sold out in no time. We are therefore extremely pleased to announce that the first reprint is now available and another 200 copies are waiting for their keen readers.
→ Further information on the Multi-sensory Painting Guide
Would you like to know more about Andere Augen?
Please don't hesitate to get in touch - it will be our pleasure to send you further written information as well as photos.
[Englisch:] Unverhofft ausgezeichnet
14 May 2014
Thunderstruck and Overwhelmed
It took us completely by surprise and we are absolutely delighted! We have been selected for the 2014 Award of the Paulus Academy in Zurich!
The Paulus Academy award is given every two years and rewards outstanding thinking and activity in the field of "Society and Disability". We feel extremely honoured and await the award presentation ceremony with gleeful anticipation.
→ Further information on the Paulus Academy website
[Englisch] Wir freuen uns auf Schweden!
1 March 2014
International Conference on Universal Design in Sweden
We have just come to know that we will contribute our article "The Golden Age" to the specialist conference "Universal Design - UD2014". It will not only be published as a "report of experience" but we will most probably also be invited to give a talk during the conference from 16 to 18 June at Lund University.
[Englisch:] Fachveröffentlichung / Terra Haptica
13 January 2014
Publication in Specialist Journal:
Multi-sensory Painting Guide in the International Limelight
It's official now: The renown international specialist journal "Terra haptica" (review for Tactile Illustrated Books) will publish our article on the multi-sensory painting guide "The Golden Age" (Golden Age - Paintings for all: Making the previously unheard, unseen and unimaginable accessible). We are proud of it, not least because German specialist contributions are relatively rare on an international platform.
[Englisch:] Terra Haptica Download
Please read the whole article. (Word-File 1.8 MB)
Article Terra Haptica
[Englisch:] 5000 Euro für den Gemäldeführer
18 October 2013
Painting Guide on State Visit
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Bernd Neumann has selected 10 innovative projects from 120 submitted entries from all over Germany to be awarded the prize for cultural education.
As one of the finalists we have travelled to Genshagen in Brandenburg for the presentation of our multi-sensory painting guide. We are particularly proud of having complied with the strict criteria for the final selection, that is to say that our book is considered to have a long-term effect, is regarded as nationally exemplary and innovative, and pays particular heed to underrepresented target groups.
[Englisch:] Andere Augen auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse
8 October 2013
Andere Augen at Frankfurt Book Fair
The days start getting shorter and the leaves are turning red and orange. Even nicer though to participate in the most important autumnal "rustling of leaves" in Germany, the Frankfurt Book Fair. We present our multi-sensory painting guide "The Golden Age" at the stand of Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation). In competition for the most beautiful books in Germany we have made it among the ten finalists for the award in conjunction with the promotion of young talent.
If you like beautiful books, see us at Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1, 9 to 13 October
[Englisch:] Post im Briefkasten
3 May 2013
Posted by Ulla Schmidt, former Federal Health Minister and Culture and Education Spokeswoman for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany
Dear Mr Strutz
My great congratulations to you and your team for being recognised at the 2013 "Design for All Awards"!
Your Multi-sensory Painting Guide is another important contribution towards the inclusion of the partially sighted.
May I also take this opportunity to thank you once again for your help while the SPD parliamentary group was preparing the motion for the German Bundestag "Culture for All - Equal opportunities and access to culture, information and communication for persons with disabilities". Your advice has been extremely helpful.
All my very best wishes to you for your valuable work.
[Englisch:] Koffer packen für Tallinn
18 April 2013
Packing our bags for Tallinn
From April 19th till the 21st we'll be putting our best foot forward and heading out for Tallinn and the FRAGILE?-Symposium at the Estonian capital's university. We are incredibly pleased to be participating and presenting our Multi-sensory Painting Guide at this international gathering of practitioners and academics working in the field of inclusive communication of arts and culture for the sighted and partially sighted. There will be more than 100 partially sighted and sighted experts from all over Europe, showing and performing their work in response to the conference themes.
[Englisch:] Galerie Saint-Etienne
20 March 2013
The «Multi-sensory Painting Guide on the Dutch Golden Age» comes third place in the international Design for All Foundation Award 2013
We are delighted to announce that the «Multi-sensory guidebook on the Dutch Golden Age» came third in the category for projects undertaken by non-profit organisations. 55 projects from 17 countries had entered the international competition. The award ceremony took place yesterday as part of the Saint-Étienne International Design Biennial.
The Design for All Foundation Awards recognise outstanding design concepts that can be used by disabled and abled alike. The Design for All Foundation is an association of international experts who promote and encourage funding, support and development of inclusive design solutions.
→ Further information on the Foundation's website
[Englisch:] ADAC Tourismuspreis
7 February 2013
The Multi-sensory Painting Guide wins the ADAC (German Automobile Association) Tourism Award
Our hearts are still racing and we are jumping for joy because we can now report that last night the Schwerin National Museum was awarded the ADAC Tourism Award in Hamburg. We're delighted to have this recognition and congratulate our partners at the National Museum. The award is a huge encouragement: we'll roll up our sleeves and carry on with renewed enthusiasm.
→ Further information on ADAC's website
[Englisch:] Bild Buchtitel Gemäldeführer
4 October 2012
Our first inclusive painting guide for sighted, partially sighted and blind people is published
In conjunction with this year's Week of Vision, Andere Augen, in cooperation with the Schwerin National Museum and the Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, presents the first inclusively designed multi-sensory museum guidebook in Germany.
Not everyone has the capacity to enjoy the visual arts to their fullest extent. So how can visual art be communicated to partially sighted or blind people in a museum context? At present, only a minority of cultural institutions in Germany offer events for people whose eyesight is impaired, and then only occasionally. Schwerin, however, will be an exception from now on. This unique multi-sensory museum guidebook will open up special ways of perceiving and enjoying the world of fine art, regardless of whether the visitor is sighted, visually impaired or blind - and it is entirely in keeping with the principle of inclusion.
→ Further information in the Multi-sensory Painting Guide-section
[Englisch:] Galerie Gemäldeführer Zusammenstellung
[Englisch:] Gemäldeführer zusammengetragen
16 August 2012
Done! The Multi-sensory Painting Guide is ready for binding
Last night our latest project leapt forward and we are in high spirits. The main texts for the guidebook on the Dutch Golden Age have been compiled and are now ready for transport.
Schwerin's sheltered workshop for the disabled, Dreescher Werkstätten, will carry out the binding of our multi-sensory museum guideboo
[Englisch:] Braille 21
27 September 2011
Our contribution to the World Congress Braille21
The World Blind Union's World Congress «Braille21 - Innovations in Braille in the 21st Century» is taking place in Leipzig from the 27th to the 30th of September. Braille21 is the first international conference to be concerned with the future of Braille.
As part of the conference programme our association will deliver a speech on the challenges of inclusion with regard to Braille in professional design solutions.
[Englisch:] Braille 21 Download
Full text available as a Word file (Word file 94 KB)
[Englisch:] Galerie Universal Design
[Englisch:] Fachtagung Universal Design
30 November 2010
Andere Augen at the Universal Design Symposium in Berlin
Gregor Strutz, our association's chairman, will be panellist at a symposium for the «Universal Design» competence network of Berlin's International Design Centre at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
[Englisch:] Kultur für Alle
15 Oktober 2010
«Culture for All» conference in Essen
We take part in the conference «Culture for All - Accessible museums and exhibitions for blind and partially sighted visitors» hosted by the German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Zeche Zollverein in Essen.
[Englisch:] Universal Design
11 February 2010
Competence network Universal Design
As from today Andere Augen officially forms part of the Universal Design competence network at Berlin's International Design Centre. The competence network was founded with a view to co-ordinating information, skill and knowledge based on the principle of universal design. The competence network addresses designers in particular, but also institutions and initiatives in research, science and teaching that want to make a user-friendly and cross-generational design of products and services their primary objective.