Click. Click. To Daniel Kish, that’s the sound of sight. He was born with retinoblastoma, and doctors had to remove his eyes to save him. As a child, Kish started clicking his tongue to navigate the world. Many blind people spontaneously start using echolocation – snapping, clapping, clicking their tongues – in childhood, but their parents, doctors and teachers generally put a stop to it because they fear the social stigma its strangeness elicits. Kish wants to change that.
About the Author
Michael Finkel is an American journalist. His books include True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa and The Stranger in the Woods: The extraordinary story of the last true hermit.