Can You Really Understand Blindness by Pretending?


In the second episode of Double Tap on YouTube, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece delve into the controversial topic of sighted people simulating blindness to understand the experience of the visually impaired.

They discuss the appropriateness of using simulation glasses, also known as “sim specs,” and the impact they have on shaping perceptions about blindness.

The conversation takes a turn as they examine a YouTube video by the Blind Filmmaker James Rath and iJustine, which showcases a different approach to understanding visual impairment through technology.

Join Steven and Shaun as they question whether these simulations are educational or potentially offensive and explore how using technology while trying out a simulation might offer a more positive insight into living with blindness.


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