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Simulating Blindness, Blind Darts, 'Be My Eyes' App

Peter White explores new research that says simulating blindness may have a negative effect on attitudes towards blind people. Plus help with the BeMyEyes app, and blind darts.

A study by Colorado University has shown that simulating blindness may adversely affect sighted people's perception of the visually impaired. Peter White speaks to the study's lead author Arielle Silverman, who is blind, about her findings.

Tony Shearman visits a pub in Grampound, Cornwall, to meet a blind dart's team.

BeMyEyes is a new iPhone app that connects a blind person wanting a little bit of help, with a sighted volunteer. We hear from a user, and the app's inventor, Hans Wiberg.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Lee Kumutat.

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20 minutes


  • Tue 27 Jan 2015 20:40

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