Guest Post: Magic for Sensory Impaired and Disabled People

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Guest Post, Magic Events | 0 comments

For those of you who don’t know me my name is JJ and I have been performing and adapting magic for visually impaired people for the last ten years. I dare say I may have pestered you in the past for one thing and another. I sadly have not been to Blackpool for a few years as work has been so busy.

As a magician, I am no Dynamo! But what I do is adapt magic and perform it in such a way that it can be appreciated by someone who is Deafblind – both Deaf and Blind.

I have been touring for the Deafblind charity Sense for the last year or so with my assistant Jimmy, who is deafblind.

My aim is to bring magic to everyone, and in return we get a smile. Rather than be the magician who is unsure of disabled people, and scared to approach we are the opposite. Our magic is for them, and we adapt it in whatever way we can to make it accessible

Jimmy and I perform in special schools, do Q&A sessions in magic clubs, and we teach magic to disabled people. We have performed abroad, we do not charge for our service, we just ask for enough to cover transport costs

We perform mostly on a one-to-one basis, to all sorts of people with severe disabilities, including them from start to finish and making sure they are involved and not left out.

We are currently on the look out for any donations of magic props: old, new, broken – unwanted! We are in desperate need of new equipment, and we also wish to expand our repertoire!

Thank you for taking time to read this. If you feel you can help in anyway please drop me a message via Facebook.

We also have a Magic Touch project on Kickstarter.

Thank you for taking time to read this.

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