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More Space Art by Disabled Students
August 15, 2002
This space-related artwork created on computers by disabled students was presented to NASA on June 12, 2002 at the NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.

The students, aged 10 to 25 years, attend classes at CADartists, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in San José, California, that helps disabled students of all ages use the power of computers to express themselves with art. This year the students’ assigned theme is space, and they presented this image of an astronaut doing a ’space walk’ and another of the space shuttle to NASA Ames Director Dr. Henry McDonald.

The original artwork produced by the students is made solely with computers, a mouse and software. No paintbrushes or paint are used, but still the resulting pictures look like traditional art.

The special program eliminates the frustration many of these students would have in a traditional art class. If mistakes are made, they can be easily corrected or erased to begin again.

image: CADartists, Inc.

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