Access+Ability: The SoundShirt (with Audio Description)
This video has audio description for people with limited vision. SoundShirt translates the experience of listening to music for the deaf and hard of hearing into a physical and sensory experience that is felt on the skin. By embedding 16 sensors corresponding to each part of the orchestra—violin, cello, drums, etc.—into the fabric of a specially designed shirt, music is felt as an immersive experience of tactile sensations. SoundShirt is available at the Junge Symphoniker Hamburg, Germany. On view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, as part of Access+Ability, from through Sept. 3, 2018.