Eclipse Soundscapes is one of the most meaningful projects that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. It has shifted my approach to development to be more inclusive in design and taught me what it takes to build a product or service where accessibility is a core focus. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to expanding on the work that has been done.” -Joel Goncalves, Android Developer for Eclipse Soundscapes

“I feel extremely lucky to be able to continually work on this project throughout my early career. To this day it is still my corner stone of accessible development and has forever changed how I architecture other code bases with accessibility in mind. I get super excited thinking about the potential of our app when keeping in mind we have so much more we can provide in advancing normally visual phenomena in a totally tangible and accessible way. ” -Arlindo Goncalves, iOS Developer for Eclipse Soundscapes

“I downloaded the iOS app and just love it! I’ve been playing around with the rumble map quite a bit; but the audio descriptions of Bailey’s beads, etc. are my favorite part of the app. Thanks for everyone’s hard work on this.” 

“Thank you. I know this will help encourage young people with visual challenges to consider STEM careers.”

“Dear wonderful people, thank you so much for the fabulous Eclipse Soundscape/map.  The caring, intelligence and creativity that went into this innovation are immensely impressive, and the sheer joy and excitement it gave me are beyond words. Thank you, thank you for making this possible.” 

“I was able to view the total solar eclipse this morning from my area, and thanks to your app and my own research, I was able to understand what was happening. Like everyone else there, I was counting down to totality, and when it happened, everyone, myself included, was blown away. I got the descriptive commentary through my iPad as everyone was applauding, so I knew  we’d hit totality. The rumble map really helped me to understand the features we’d likely see during this eclipse. While waiting for totality, I worked with that incredible feature. I also got to show the app to someone while I was there. They were impressed. Again, thank you for a job well done. I can’t wait to see where this will lead to.”

Thank you so much for the app. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to have been able to share in this experience. Being visually challenged, this app was beyond my imagination. Again thank you for your diligent work.