Friday, February 6, 2009

Rock Concert for the Deaf

A rock concert for the deaf will take place in Toronto on March 5. It’s part of Ryerson University’s Alternative Sensory Information Displays (ASID) project. Among the artists scheduled to perform: The Dufraines, Fox Jaws and Hollywood Swank.

Those attending will be able to use what’s called the Emoti-Chair. Developed by a professor at the school, the Emoti-Chair captures sound frequencies and turns them into sensory stimuli. That way, the chairs vibrate and move right along with the music. Captioning and interpreters will be available at the concert as well.