Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Post #2: Daniel Kish
I found the story about Daniel Kish beginning of the book to be very engaging. It details how Kish was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes as an infant and had both eyes removed, but that never stopped him from gaining independence. Kish learned to use echolocation to navigate the world around him. Daniel's skills became so impressive that he is able to lead other blind individuals through mountain bike tours. His parents encouraged him from a young age to navigate and explore the world on his own. Kish attributes his navigation skills and expertise with echolocation to his parents' approach. Attached below is a video of Kish using echolocation while riding his bicycle.
Posted by Jacqueline Francisco at 10:35 AM
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I think that it is super impressive that someone was able to get that good at using echo location to find things. Enough so that they were able to go and use it to bike up trails or even play sports. it's something you don't really think about much. It kind of makes me think of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s32v0rTkey4 its something just as interesting to think about. Justin CReplyDelete
I also found Daniel Kish to be very interesting! His want to teach others echolocation to give them more freedom was very inspiring. His echolocation skills were fascinating to read about. I also did a post on echolocation where I posted a video of him doing echolocation if you want to see it! Great post!ReplyDelete