From the Mouths of Babes: Otis, Children’s Hospital Collaborate on Unique Project

Employees of Otis and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, collaborated on a unique project that resulted in the voices of children ages 4 to 17, rather than your standard, boring adult voice, relaying elevator messages to passengers of the hospital’s four elevators. Young patients competed to have their voices featured in an art contest in which they imagined an elevator interior of the future. Winners then recorded announcements such as “Second Floor Family Resource Center and Temple” or “Please Stand Clear of the Closing Door” in the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studio located at the hospital. The kids, their parents, Otis and hospital employees attended an unveiling of the custom voice system in January. Otis observed: “The range of ages makes for heart-warming and endearing contributions by some of the younger patients, as well as quite professional and refined responses by the older children.” Geared toward introducing kids to creative media, the Seacrest Foundation is in 10 pediatric hospitals.

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