Students at Texas Tech took part in a simulation to understand what living with blindness is like. The simulation asked participants to put on blindfolds and ambulate with only the assistance of a white can. Instructors taught the students how to cross streets and use public transportation. The exercise was part of the Sowell Center’s Orientation and Mobility Program.
Heather Withrow is a deaf student involved in the program. Her son was born both blind and deaf.
“My youngest son who was born deaf-blind, he has a totally different way of developing and his movement is super important,” Withrow said.
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“Texas Tech students participate in blindness simulation”