Behavior: Toys for the Handicapped

When children walk on it, the orange carpet whines, wheezes, pipes and trills. When they shout, snap their fingers or stamp their feet, the multihued kaleidoscopic pattern projected on the wall changes its shape and color. The carpet and kaleidoscope are only two of 112 remarkable toys included in an audience-participation show that is about to tour England after drawing an enthusiastic response from handicapped children in London. The unique exhibition was organized by Roger Haydon, an industrial designer, and Jim Sandhu, a medically trained lecturer on problems of the handicapped. It was designed to demonstrate how blind, autistic, crippled and...

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