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Now you can see. Now you can't

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Publicado 01 Febrero 2013

Juan Vázquez Menlle, Presidente de la Federación Madrileña de Deportes para Discapacitados Intelectuales y Profesor de Actividad Física Adaptada de UEM was here to show us what it is like to be blind and how to be a guide for a blind person. He's collaborated with me in this activity at the LANGUAGE CENTER for 4 years now, and passers-by always stop to see what's going on.

. .Being blind! What a challenge! All we really had to do was walk around the basement
hall of Building A, first defining the perimeter with our canes and then ....moving the cane back and forth as we walked about. We found that just moving around with our goggles on and a cane in hand to be exhausting. It wasn't too bad when we were holding onto a partner we could trust. It became harder when we were on your own, with just a white cane and just a nearby voice
speaking in a foreign language. We learned some techniques and then...

Then came sports: circle games and goalball. . Could you play a ball game when you can't see the ball? These people could. If you look up "goalball" you'll find out how.

Recommendation for the adventurous:
When you get to New York City, which you will of course some day, and you have a few couple of hours, go to "Dialog in the Dark". You walk around in rooms that are pitch black, following the voice and instructions of a blind person, your guide. What an incredible experience. Ask for Frank Senior. He's a guide but he's also a jazz musician! Tell him Wendy sent you.

P.S. The day after posting this. Frank Senior wrote back, twice. "Dialog in the Dark" is closed because of damage from the storm "Sandy." Hopefully it will reopen before you get to New York.

He also said "Nice!!!!!!!!! just read your thing. thank you!! I play goalball, it's a fantastic game.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Music is my life, singing is my love!! please, Check out my music, videos and calendar for exciting up coming events at www.franksenior.com

Listen to Frank Senior talk to you about what it's like to be blind in New York City. http://www.franksenior.com/media/

Vocabulary:
blind: ciego
challenge: desafio
basement: planta sótano
canes: bastones
back and forth: de un lado al otro
building: edificio
goggles: gafas protectoras
exhausting: agotador
holding onto: sujetándose a
trust: confiar, fiar
nearby:cercano
voice: voz
foreign language: idioma extranjero
look up: buscar online o en un libro de referencia
find out: enterarse
pitch black: completamente oscuro, como el alquitrán

twice: dos veces

damage: destrozos

storm: tormenta

events: acontecimientos

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Comentarios (21)
David Pérez Alonso (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

It was a great experience!! I scored a goal! Estrella looks wonderful with her black glasses!

Estrella Gómez (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Thank you David, It was an experience very interesting but next day I felt stiff after being on my knees

jose agullo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I couldn't go this day. It looks like fun. When I readed the text I thought the word "gogle" means cane, because the cane let you find things as "google". However, when I readed the vocabulary I understand their true meaning. Google knew this?

Cesar Martin de... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

We really had a great experience, and it has helped me to understand the difficulties blind people have to face daily. thanks wendy

M. h. Alanbari (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

This is my first experience in a black world. We cannot imagine the suffering of the blind people to communicate and become part of our community and Connect with Other People

María José Molina (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Congratulations for this initiativa!!! It is neccesary to know how people with disability can feel. I think, this activity has been an supportive experience. I hope to know more iniatitive of this type.

Rafa Muñoz (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

It is worthy of admiration the ability to overcome of many people. Being blind must be very difficult and taking in the role of a blind person you realize of lots of thing that you usually don't care it

Marta Tejedor (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

It must have been a great experience. I guess we can not image what being blind is until we just can't see!!! I'm sorry I missed it! I would have liked to enjoy this activity. Regards, Marta Tejedor.

Jesús Fernández... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

HHello Wendy, I couldn't stay last Wednesday in this activity. I hhope everybody had fun. I think this experience must be very iinstructive.

Begoña (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

It shows us how important is to develop all of our senses!

elena (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

What an interesting experience! We all think we can't live without our eyes, but we really can have a full life. We have learned of this experience!

Rosa Bielsa (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Thanks Wendy and Juan for making this activity where we can see how difficult it is to do things without seeing.

B2.T52.Ana (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I think it was a great activity. Activities like these can help a lot people to develop the ability to empathize with the others, in this case, with blind people. Should be done more frecuently.

Anónimo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

In my opinion blind sportists are an example for all the sport wworld because his task is very difficult, and altohugh that fact there are a lot of blind sportists with a high quality. Activities like that helps to understand better what they feel when they are practising sport.

Roger. B2.T52 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

In my opinion blind sportists are an example for all the sport worls because their task is very difficult, and although that fact there is a lot of blind sportists with a high quality. Activities like this helps to understand better what they feel when they practise sport.

Elsa.t52 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Most of sensibilization activities are usefullto to understand how others feel. With this activity the group could know for a while how blind people usually feel and also the a purpose to teach us how people with any kind of handicap are able to develop normal activities

Maria López Par... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I think this is a really good idea not just to feel who a blind person is, also to be more sympathetic with them

Anónimo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

The last Friday we did a activity like that in class. I felt so vulnerable, but at the same time I felt protected by my partner. It's great doing exercises in order to feel empathy for others.

Gemma Martínez ... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

the last Friday we made an activity like that in class. I felt vulnerable, and at the same time protected by my partner. I think it is grate doing exercises in order to feel empathy for others.

FI. B2.1 DanielM (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Last weekend I had the great opportunity of enjoy a conference by J.L. Vaquero. He’s working as Sport Manager in the Spanish Blind Sports Federation. Currently he’s trainer of a blind swimmers group and his speech was very interesting. This hard work is a true challenge from trainers, families and for swimmers specially. I hope you can see any Championship at life or on Tv and to value this big sacrifice. See you

Carmen Loredo B... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

When I was in the school I did an activity like the dialog in the dark and it was fantastic although I felt very vulnerable. I think too that this type of athletes are a good example of the sport and they are a good exmple of valor.

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