Learning about the reality of being blind

Some of the young people taking part Credit: Screenshot Facebook

The charity ONCE visited Cuevas del Almanzora on Friday May 17 to meet with councillors and students from local schools to give a demonstration of how it feels to be blind.

Experiencing being blind

The children were blindfolded and given sticks and were then invited to walk in the same shoes as a blind person.

They were taken through a specially created obstacle course which was created in the town but were accompanied at all times in order to ensure that there were no accidents.

Building a more inclusive society

Even the mayor took part in playing the role of a blind person and afterwards spoke about the daily reality of those who are blind or visually impaired and the absolute determination of the council to help build a more inclusive society.

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