This project redefines 'the viewer' through Deaf people's and blind or partially sighted people's experiences of antiquities, while assessing the classical legacy regarding sensory impairments.
This project challenges whether viewers always have 20/20 vision, and explores the use of spoken language to create sensory experiences (sometimes accompanied by touch tours).
This project challenges whether words and spoken language is the only way of communicating about visual culture, through an engagement with British Sign Language (BSL).
MANSIL and the 'Ways of Seeing' project are part of a larger endeavour to introduce disability studies into Classics and the Humanities more generally.
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