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How often have you heard, "look but donít touch" when visiting a museum? Well, SIU Carbondaleís University Museum recently invited a group of visitors to touch as much as they wanted in an exciting new pilot project to open up the world of museums to the blind and visually impaired. The University Museum, the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service operated by WSIU Public Broadcasting, and SIUCís Disability Support Services, developed the project to make the Museumís Neher (Nair) collection of African Art more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Participants in the exhibit use a portable CD player and headset to learn about the exhibit, with guidance provided by students from SIUCís Disability Support Services. The Exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Carbondale Community Arts Fund. Producer Jak Tichenor says itís hoped this will be the first of many such exhibits for people who donít normally get to enjoy the museum experience.