Excerpt: In collaboration with a local social entrepreneurial startup, ConnectHear – an initiative that endeavors to integrate the country’s deaf community within mainstream Pakistani society – and the university, the performance included the participation of Sign Language Interpreters, special lighting and vibrations by way of the sound system.
“All the songs were interpreted for the deaf in sign language and the music was presented by signs and lip syncing,” states Azima Dhanjee, the inspiring 20-year-old CEO of ConnectHear. “Even the facial expressions and body gestures of our interpreters take into account the vibe of the song. The beats and tunes are made adaptable through the sound system. The vibrations help individuals feel the music. Meanwhile the lights are adapted to the feel of the music and colors help the individuals identify the emotions of the songs.”
More at the source: Forbes / Sonya Rehman / May 17, 2018