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Exceptions is a multi-platform creative journal that publishes work by visually impaired and blind individuals. Available as a print journal, audiobook, and on a fully accessible website, and run by students at Michigan State University, Exceptions showcases the experiences, worldviews, and artistic ideas of people with sight loss. Alongside submissions of memoir, fiction, poetry, music, and multimedia art, the journal also includes interviews with blind professionals who have achieved success in a variety of disciplines.

In 2015, Exceptions partnered with the renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Museum to debut an exclusive exhibit of "Accessible Art," a series of works that combine poetry and tactile paintings to produce a dynamic, interactive experience for guests across the visual ability spectrum. The event was featured on MSUToday and The State News.