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On February 21, 2013 a HANDSMATTER workshop took place with students who are deafblind and their interveners and teachers at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin. The workshop was led by the European artist Guido Dettoni.

Handsmatter at TSBVI Video can be seen on YouTube. Captions are provided in English. Transcripts of the audio is provided in English, Spanish and Italian

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.The artist also facilitated the Handsmatter workshops with participants at the Texas Symposium on Deafblindness in Austin, TX on February 22-23, 2013. An unexpected experience with 8 hands together evolved.  The 8 HANDS Video may also be seen on YouTube.

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Thanks to the support of TSBVI, NESHER Stichting and FESOCE (Spanish Deafblindness Federation). Previously Guido Dettoni had performed with APSOCECAT the first Handsmatter workshop oriented to this community. Out of this experience arose a tactile symbol for Deafblindness, the DEAFBLINDSHAPE.

For more information on the Deafblind Tactile Symbol and/or the Handsmatter workshop, contact Jenny Lace at or .