For the first time in almost 100 years, all of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. On Aug. 21, anyone within the path of totality from Oregon to North Carolina will experience over two minutes of complete darkness, in the middle of the day.
There’s no question technology has evolved since the last solar eclipse of this scope. Follow along as AT&T, Aira and Georgia Tech make the eclipse more inclusive for the visually impaired and blind.
Watch Blind Man See Solar Eclipse with Audio Descriptions
James lost his sight years ago. This Monday, he will experience the eclipse in a unique way.
Read his story.
AT&T and Aira Explorer Help Visually Impaired Experience Solar Eclipse
While most spectators will be donning quirky paper Eclipse 2017 glasses, a more advanced pair will be changing the experience altogether.
Monday’s Eclipse is Not the First for Our Bright Minds
Sheldon Hochheiser, Ph.D
You have likely heard about the total solar eclipse crossing the United States from Oregon to North Carolina next Monday. Perhaps you’ve made plans for a trip to somewhere on its path to see it for yourself, or maybe you’re an astronomer or other scientist planning for serious study.
As AT&T’s official historian, my thoughts turned to past eclipses and what AT&T might have done to observe or study them.
Learn more on the blog.