ITU Blog: How ICTs can open up the world of music to deaf people
The recent World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016 (WTISD 2016)celebrations in Geneva followed the theme of ICT entrepreneurship for social impact. It featured akeynote presentation from Mr Raphael Silva, co-founder of Project Ludwig, an application which brings music to the hearing impaired through the use of vibrations and colour. This technology shows how ICTs can be used to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy music.
The Emerge Partnership team at ITU had a chance to catch-up with Raphael to better understand the unique perspective of social entrepreneurs employing life-changing technologies to achieve social impact, and how he sees the Project Ludwig moving forward.