Disney’s “Feeling Fireworks”

October 2017 - The Disney corporation has a long history of implementing accessibility features for the diverse needs of their guests. In a recent article from the Disney Research group, a team of researchers is testing “feeling fireworks” that would allow guests that are visually impaired to tactically experience some of the sensations of a fireworks show. Using directable water jets on a flexible screen, the team has been able to create subtle and dynamic effects that can be felt with the hand. Adaptable and cost-effective, the “feeling fireworks” offer guests that are visually impaired one more way to experience the magic of Disney. 


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