A Blind Man Learned to Click his Tongue for Echo Location and Perceives Images of his Surroundings [Re-Post from This American Life January 9, 2015]

Daniel Kish, who is blind, riding a bike
Daniel Kish, who is blind, riding a bike

 

The episode is called Batman. I have delayed re-posting this excellent 1 hour presentation for a few days because I could not make the live stream work. Please get yourself a large cup of coffee or your favorite drink and settle down to hear this. It is worth it.

 

The print introduction says:

 

Can other people’s expectations of you alter what you can do physically? Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR’s new radio show and podcast invisibilia investigate that question – specifically, they look into something that sounds impossible: if people’s expectations can change whether a blind man can see.

 

After this introduction JAWS 14 screen reader says

 

“unlabeled zero button” Hit enter on that and the  live stream will start playing. Hit enter again and it will stop playing.

 

If you have some vision the Play button is a tiny purple circle on the left under a grey and black image of an eye chart. You can also download it as a podcast.

 

Here is the link

 

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