What Philly sounds like to this blind resident

 Austin Seraphin, 36, is a computer programmer, accessibility consultant and volunteer museum docent. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Austin Seraphin, 36, is a computer programmer, accessibility consultant and volunteer museum docent. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Austin Seraphin has been blind since birth. Using sound, he can “see.” Really? Yes. (For the full story on Austin and echolocation, check out this piece from The Pulse.)

Here Seraphin takes us on a brief stroll, describing the big city sounds (and smells) that many of us simply tune out. “There’s so much to take in using all of your senses,” Seraphin said. “And we’re definitely in a very visual culture.”

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