What if there was a firework show that the visually impaired could enjoy? How would that even work? Leave it to the minds at Disney Research to come up with a solution – a firework show you can feel!
We know that Disney is always looking for innovative ways for all guests to enjoy magical experiences. Service animals are frequent visitors at the parks and provide assistance to those who need them. For the hearing impaired they provide sign language interpretation for live shows and handheld captioning devices at the parks. You can find out more about what they offer for the hearing impaired here.
Fireworks on the other hand are a show that you ‘see’ – but it looks like they may have found a way for guests who are visually impaired to enjoy them in the future!
In an article on Disney Research
“We present Feeling Fireworks, a tactile firework show. Feeling Fireworks is aimed at making fireworks more inclusive for blind and visually impaired users, in a novel experience that can be shared by all. Tactile effects are created using directable water jets that spray onto the rear of a flexible screen, with different nozzles for different firework effects.”
Based on the information provided in the article it looks like this is still in the early stages of development, but it’s fun to think of all of the possibilities!
Imagine that – I think it should be filed under “what will they think of next”.
Check out the video below: