It is remains an eternal object of fear and wonder: blindness.
For most of us, it is unimaginable what life would be like without sight, much less the possibility of knowing the world without this primary sense. But what do we actually know about the lived experience of the blind? And is it fair we regard blindness as a disability or even “curse” that would deny us the freedom, often taken-for-granted, to perform our everyday sight-based activities? Paul and Jordan speak with Mary Ellen Gabias, President of the Canadian Federation of the Blind, about her illuminating experience as a blind person, enduring misconceptions about being blind, and what the sighted can learn from that which the blind see.