2016 American Alliance of Museums – 3DPhotoWorks to Lead Panel Discussion and Display 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing Technology at booth 7059

2016 American Alliance of Museums – 3DPhotoWorks to Moderate Panel Discussion and Display 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing Technology at booth 7058

3DPhotoWorks will be attending the 2016 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. This event, from May 26-29 at the Walter W. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world.

Blind panelists discuss: “Seeing” art after decades of blindness.

  • Blind panelists will discuss the impact this new technology offers the world’s 285 million blind and sight impaired.
  • The results from a case study conducted at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will also be presented.
  • To see samples of Tactile Fine Art Printing visit 3DPhotoWorks at booth 7058


Company Co-Founder, John Olson will moderate a discussion: Accessibility Breakthrough- How Blind People Can “See” Art When Visiting Your Museum on Thursday, May 26th at 1:30 in the Solutions Center.

Corey Timpson
VP, Exhibitions, Research and Design Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Corey Timpson is Vice-President, Exhibitions, Research and Design at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the driving force behind the accessible and inclusive aspects of the Museum’s visitor experience. To create a ground breaking inclusive experience, Corey’s team recently introduced 3DPhotoWorks 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing process to the museum’s blind and sighted visitors.
Ed Bible
Dir of Training and Employment, South Carolina Commission for the Blind
At age 11, Ed Bible was catching tadpoles near his boyhood home when he was exposed to a virus that caused him to unexpectedly become blind. Today he serves as the Director of Training and Employment for the South Carolina Commission of the Blind. Ed speaks firsthand on the importance of making visual information available to blind youth.
John Olson
3DPhotoWorks Co-Founder.
As a young man John Olson’s dream was to become a war photographer. At 21, after making a series of dramatic photographs during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, he became the youngest photographer ever hired to the staff of LIFE Magazine. In 2008, John set out to develop a printing process that would allow blind people to enjoy art and photography. His company received their first patent in 2015 and has patents pending in 7 countries worldwide.
Luc Gandarias
Advocate of equal opportunities for the blind.
In September 2010, Luc was climbing trees with friends at a backyard party. Three days later he suddenly lost his eyesight. Today, at 12, Luc seeks challenges, embraces new experiences and works as an advocate for equality in learning opportunities for the blind.
Jennifer Wu
Docent, Huntsville Museum of Art. Advocate for the blind.
Jennifer Wu is an advocate passionately committed to fostering global diversity by reshaping social and workplace perceptions of persons with disabilities.  As a vision impaired Docent and fundraising member of the Guild at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama, Jennifer is able to support museum initiatives related to diversity, inclusion and accessibility. 

The Video below showcases the international debut of 3D Tactile Fine Art Printing technology for the Blind at the “Sight Unseen” exhibit at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in 2016.

Meet Us at AAM 2016


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