During the broadcast of the 2015 Academy Awards, Comcast launched a campaign called “Emily’s Oz” that hoped to “spark an even bigger conversation about how people with disabilities enjoy entertainment.”
In the “Emily’s Oz” commercial, directors, set directors and makeup artists brought to life a seven-year-old girl’s interpretation of her favourite movie, The Wizard of Oz.
Emily Groves was born blind. Everything in the commercial was described by her — and was made to represent how she envisions the 1939 classic film when she listens to it.
"My tin man has a toe the size of a house," she described in the commercial. “The lion is small like a toy poodle and has webbed duck feet and he is very scared of everything.
"My scarecrow has wooden teeth, his fingernails are really long and his clothes have tubes on them.
"And that’s Dorothy. She looks like me."
"You pretty much have to take everything off of memory, or touch, or hearing, or smell, or sound, or taste," Emily said of watching aRead More »from 'Emily's Oz' reveals how one blind girl 'sees' 'The Wizard of Oz'