Release Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

Unique, Nonvisually Accessible Exhibit Honors Fiftieth Anniversary of Tet Offensive

Members of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of tactile fine arts printing and commemorate the sacrifices of the men in his photos. The exhibit features tactile renderings of the photos as well as audio interviews with some of the Marines shown in them. The audio is activated by touching sensors embedded in the tactile prints.

Special Guest: General Glenn M. Walters, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 program at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by reception

Where: Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001

RSVP’s appreciated but not required; email If you cannot attend but wish to know more about the exhibit and/or the technology that allows blind people to access it, please contact us.