This rug can be experienced by people who are visually impaired. There is an audio description of the piece at the gallery and people are free to touch the rug. I used sari-ribbon for the sky which has a rough feel to it, Judy's dress is hooked from soft roving and I raised the loops for the water so that the rug can be "seen" with the hands.
Removing barriers is the way to create an environment that will give equal opportunities for the population as a whole. Integration, respect, adaptability, and challenging stereotypical portrayals can and will generate a healthy change in attitudes. Accessible spaces and works early on in the curatorial design process have been the primary focus of Sensorius: Where The Skin Meets The Eye. With works from Alex Antle (NL -CA) / Ashleigh Downey (IRE) / Five Island Rug Hooking group (NL -CA) / Jade Yumang (PH/ BC-CA/US) / Janet Peter (NL - CA) / Jennifer Young (NL -CA) / Joanne B Kaar (SCT) / June Walker (NL-CA) / Kelly Bruton (NL- CA) / Laura Kenney (NS -CA) / Sarah Albu (QC-CA)