For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total eclipse crossed the sky over the United States, unifying millions of spectators in one of the year’s most anticipated and now photographed events. The iconic images are everywhere -- mirrored eye-glassed faces staring up in unison and with mouths agape, children peering through homemade cereal box “eclipse viewers,” the moon and sun approaching, magically meeting, then parting.
For those with sight, it was, well, quite the sight. But what about for those who are blind or have low vision?
Staff members of the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton experienced the eclipse using senses other than sight through a combination of braille, a printing process called thermoform, streaming radio and a new phone app.