Katherine Schneider is joined by two of her “Blindness 101” students on a walk through a neighborhood of houses on a cool spring day. As they walk down the sidewalk, one young lady is blindfolded and using a white cane. Not far behind her is Kathie, her guide dog besides her. The second student, with her blindfold removed and held in her hand, observes from the grass adjacent to the sidewalk.

Blindness 101: Two Hours to Gain a Bit of Understanding

In response to the question, “What is it like to be blind?,” Katherine Schneider has developed Blindness 101. This practical and fun simulation of the blindness experience leaves learners with a realistic impression of not only the challenges of being blind, but also the useful adaptive techniques employed by blind people.

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