Smartphone app helps blind see solar eclipse in the US on Monday
New York : While people were busy watching the solar eclipse with the best available eye protecting glasses to ensure their eyesight safe, a smartphone app helped the actually blind people in experiencing the solar eclipse that happens once in a decade in the United States.
A smartphone app called Eclipse Soundscapes narrated the whole incident to ensure even the blind people can feel the phenomenon.
The app walked people through the science of solar eclipse, explaining the astronomical event’s progression in real time.
Designed for the visually impaired by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, NASA and the National Center for Accessible Media, the interactive app uses vocal descriptions and different tones to translate “images of key eclipse features into a series of unique frequency modulated tones," mapping out variations in light.