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The UN building in Vienna: the very large mural "Woman with Dove" on one of the towers and the information board showing the tactile relief of the artwork.
The mural "Woman with Dove" by Fintan Magee shows the fragility of peace and the human-centered work of the UN. It adorns one of the UN towers in Vienna. A tactile relief by VRVis is installed directly within sight and at the entrance to the Vienna International Center, making the artwork accessible to blind and visually impaired people: through Braille and a tactile 2.5D relief of the original artwork.

The information panel consists of several parts and thus offers a variety of barrier-free options for all people. A schematic layered representation of the artwork focuses on the three essential elements of the painting: the woman, the pigeon and the slightly distorted view of these two through a pane of glass. These three elements are emphasized by fine gradations in height, just as the effect of the pane of glass has been translated into tactile points of contact. A tactile relief conveys the original painting in a tangible 2.5D version, which makes the painting accessible for blind and visually impaired people in particular. The information text, which describes the background of the project, the collaboration partners and the artist's intention, is included in Braille and blackletter.

With this information panel for accessible art experiences, VRVis supports the work of the UN and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs support more inclusion and equitable access to education as well as culture as key goals.

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