> From: Teresa Tipton <ttipton.wa.us> > Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 06:10:55 -0700 (PDT) > Subject: Re: Blind students > > Hi Marilyn - another variation on this ida is to have an object under a > box with an opening for one person to put their hands in, but not view > what's inside; they sit with a partner and describe outloud what the > object feels like; the other person has to draw what's being described - > then you lift up the box and both people compare what was felt/drawn with > what it is. Then you switch. Good for high school students.
Have you actually done this with a blind student? How did he feel?
Because perceptions are different if you have never seen something, the
result is not the same. Sometimes it might work. I can tell you from
experience, though, it can be embarrasing to be singled out. When the
others are giggling under the blindfolds, it is just a game. They know
they can take off the blindfold and see. When there's no blindfold to
remove and you still can't see, you are reminded again how different you