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Revealing Our Blind Spots About Blindness

The five senses (that we know of) are Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. And we’ve all at some point pondered what it would be like to lose one or some of those senses. Many people who can currently see consider blindness a scary prospect.

But the thing is, when we sighted people try to imagine being blind? It’s nothing more than our best guess. And that fear you might feel at the thought of having a severe vision impairment - or no vision at all, no light, no color - that fear is a kind of illusion, too.

Today, you’re going to meet five people who are blind, and hear about how they’ve customized their lives to live on their own terms.

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Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

Chion Wolf is the host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public.

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