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LightSound – A Tool Designed to Aid the Blind/Visual Impaired During a Solar Eclipse

LightSound is a tool developed for those who are visually impaired and auditorily oriented to experience the variation of light intensity during a solar eclipse in real-time (through sound). The device allows participants to record light intensity accurately while listening to the sound of the eclipse through the provision of digital instructions and code to use the instrument This initiative will also build and distribute 20 devices to communities throughout Argentina and Chile that are ideally situated for the solar eclipse in July 2019.


Argentina, Chile, United States of America


  • Harvard University

  • Instituto de Tecnologías en Detección y Astropartículas (ITeDA) Argentina

  • Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

  • College of Charleston

  • Edinboro University

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