Braille Graffiti

Most braille found in public exists as pragmatic directions. This project is an attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti. 5 different phrases were peppered around Portland, Oregon in late August, 2007. The visible title is included in an attempt to draw attention to all who pass making it more likely for a blind person to come in contact with the words via suggestion from friends or passersby. This was a strategy that arose from interviews a blind person who wished to remain anonymous.

One sentence reads: You don't have to be blind to see that the writing is on the wall.
Another: Tiny bubbles that randomly rose from the paper in this arrangement.

I wanted to explore this idea on the streets of Portland, Oregon, but then also share documentation that might spark an interest for others to reproduce the project in other cities. One great example of this happened in 2013 by Austin Seraphin and is also worth checking out.

Scott Wayne Indiana