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Blind Individuals Can Now Experience Solar Eclipse Through Innovative Technology

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 30, 2024
Blind Individuals Can Now Experience Solar Eclipse Through Innovative Technology

With the help of new technology, the visually impaired will have the opportunity to experience the total solar eclipse scheduled to occur on April 8. Scientists have developed sound and touch devices that will be available at public gatherings on that day to assist blind individuals in enjoying the event.

One of the devices developed is the LightSound box, created by blind astronomer Wanda Díaz-Merced and Harvard astronomer Allyson Bieryla. The first prototype of the LightSound box was created in 2017, with limited accessibility. Now, the scientists are working with other institutions to distribute 750 devices to locations in Mexico, the US, and Canada.

Díaz-Merced believes that if the rest of the world can witness the solar eclipse, then the blind community should be able to as well. According to NASA, a total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America. The event is expected to last for a few minutes, and people are advised to follow safety precautions.

By Samantha Johnson

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