As part of his required materials and courses, Victor Wong, a graduate of Hong Kong University, now studying at Cornell in New York City, has to be able to read weather maps like any other student.
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The complication with this is that Wong has been blind since age seven. Following the well-known phrase "Necessity is the mother of invention," Wong has create software that turns colour into sound. While not publically available, the windows this software could open for the blind not only speak for inclusion, but would allow for a whole new world in the exploration of the visual arts. The software itself assigns eighty-eight different piano notes to specific pixels, and plays them when a stylus-like tool is guided over corresponding colours.
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