Des Moines school adds 3D mural for those with visual impairments
The Harkin Institute is unveiling a special 3D mural model at King Elementary in Des Moines Monday.
Why it matters: The piece will help people with visual impairments experience an existing mural through touch and Braille.
- It is meant to heighten awareness of disabilities, too.
State of play: Local artist Jill Wells, a fellow at the policy nonprofit, recently painted a wall mural in King Elementary's "wellness space," which is designed to help kids calm down amidst the bustle of school.
- The model, also by Wells, depicts the mural using 3D-printed components and will be installed next to the existing mural.
What's next: Monday's 5pm unveiling at King Elementary is open to the public.
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