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Living Paintings

Address: Unit 8 Kingsclere Park Kingsclere Newbury Berkshire RG20 4SW
Tel: 01635 299 771
Description:

Living Paintings is a registered charity and its work benefits thousands of visually impaired children, young people and adults throughout the UK and Eire.

Aims:

  • To create a full range of innovative materials designed to provide visually impaired people of all ages with a greater understanding of visual images. In order to achieve this the organisation manufactures, in-house, a number of unique touch and sound materials specially designed for visually impaired adults and children.
  • To provide a service within the UK which makes Living Paintings' materials readily available to all visually impaired people. In order to achieve this the Trust runs a free, postal, library service, which distributes its unique touch and sound materials throughout the UK. It also installs touch and sound materials in galleries and museums for the enjoyment of their visually impaired visitors.
  • It is the aspiration of the Living Paintings to continue as an increasingly effective, efficient and financially secure organisation, which can achieve its aims. In order to achieve this they have a Board of Trustees, a Management Committee, a Management Staff and group of Volunteers. Operations are run from premises which house its offices, library and production.
  • To pursue ways in which Living Paintings can enable visually impaired people in other countries to benefit from its work. Currently Living Paintings' work is only readily available to visually impaired people in the UK and Ireland. There are no similar services in other countries and thus the work has stimulated great interest from overseas. Living Paintings needs to explore the possibilities and decide how best to provide international access to its work.

Activities:

  • Living Paintings opens up the joys of the world of the arts and other varied subjects to visually impaired people.
  • To do this it uses unique and innovative combinations of sound and touch, which are both exciting and stimulating.

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