Thursday, June 25, 2020


When reading the explanation of echolocation, the first thing that came to mind was sea animals, such as whales and dolphin. I was completely unaware that humans are able to utilize this when other senses, specifically sight, are impaired. Echolocation is when one uses sounds that he/she makes in order to feel vibrations of other objects that are near them, perhaps to avoid them or to get closer to them.

Blind and sighted people alike can be taught to use echolocation ...

The first image that popped into my head was in the movie Finding Dory, when the beluga whale uses echolocation to find Dory when she is in the pipes and is trying to find her way out. However, those who are visually impaired are able to use this skill in order to partake in every day activities, such as hiking, bike riding, skateboarding, etc. It is not an easy skill to learn, but it can be helpful when wanting to do these actives!

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