See a movie through a blind child’s imagination

"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 012" by William Wallace Denslow - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Technology is giving differently abled people more access to the world around them. It is also giving those of us with just ordinary challenges a window into other ways of being in the world.

Here is an example of a new technology that adds an auditory guide to movies so blind viewers can enjoy them too. Before you watch the videos below (one without, one with the talking guide), read the short article in Fast Company and check out the video at the bottom of this post. It tells the fascinating story of how Xfinity and Comcast involved Emily. She is 7 years old, blind and articulate.

Now watch it with XFINITY’s talking guide


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