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Ice sculptors carve braille designs for Bozeman chapter of blindness association

Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 18:22:25-04

BOZEMAN – Saturday, the Bozeman Chapter of the Montana Association for the Blind (BMAB) came together to carve ice.

BMAB is a membership for $10 a month that works to put on events for the blind. Saturday, Absolute Zero Ice Designs carved a block of ice with the BMAB acronym, as well as the letters in Braille.

President Todd Fahlstrom said although there are a lot of museums to go to in Bozeman, the city is lacking in hands-on activities.

“There are very little things that are tactile that we can touch when you go to a museum,” said Fahlstrom. “Everything is behind glass, so how do you experience that? So I wanted an event where we could actually have people come up to the ice and feel it. And so it will be cool to see. I have never felt braille in ice. So it will be a fun experience doing that today.”

Fahlstrom said the purpose behind BMAB is to show people that being blind doesn’t have to hold you back and anything is possible.

Story by Mederios Babb