[NFBV-Seniors] Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

Nancy Yeager nancyyeager542 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 18 21:47:36 UTC 2017

Hi Seniors,

If you're interested in the Eclipse, please see attached.

Nancy Yeager
NFBV Senior Division

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Subject: [Nfb-seniors] Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

Here are some methods for getting in on the ECLIPES 



(1) The Eclipse Soundscapes app for iOs devices is perhaps the most
revolutionary, since this offers the user a chance to experience this event
through vibrational touch on the screen as well as through sound.  A special
app, available through iTunes, uses an interactive rumble map customized to
the viewer's location.  The Soundscapes app will geolocate you and start the
narration to align with the planetary movements as they occur from your
local vantage point. The specialized imaging description techniques making
this possible were developed by the National Center for Accessible Media
(NCAM), a part of television station WGBH of Boston, Massachusetts. .  Other
partners in the Eclipse Soundscapes project are the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory (H.E.C.) and the National Park Service.  Download
the app from

I am not aware that this app is available for Android devices.


(2)  If you have a way to get to Facebook,  tune in Monday beginning

12:00 PM EDT as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and solar
astrophysicist Henry "Trae" Winter put on a special, pre-eclipse live event
geared with the blind and visually impaired in mind.

Follow this project on Facebook at



(3)  The ACB Radio Interactive Channel will be offering narration of the
solar eclipse.  Go to http://www.acbradio.org/interactive.  The Audio
Description Project, an initiative of the American Council of the Blind
(ACB) along with the Mid-Tennessee Council of the Blind, the Tennessee
School for the Blind, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, will host
this audio description of the solar eclipse.

Between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM EDT, Dr. Joel Snyder will host an event titled,
"A Total Eclipse - Audio Described," on ACB Radio Interactive.


Happy listening.

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