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.