Dallas Arboretum Adds Technology For Visitors With Hearing Loss, Just In Time For Spring
The headseat and the software that powers the new experience were invented in North Texas. It will be available on tram tours and in the children's garden as well as a few special event spaces.
Barry Epstein with HEAR US NOW created the device.
"There are so many people who are hearing impaired of all ages. They would shy away from coming and when they come here they wouldn't get the whole experience," Epstein said. "We have the technology under control, but how do you make a venue aware of what it can do? If we can be part of that I think we can make a lot happen for a lot of people."
Dallas Blooms started Feb. 29 and features cherry trees, azaleas and half-a-million spring blooming bulbs.