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.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why echolocation is a valid means of "seeing" the world for some blind people,
- How Daniel Kish teaches echolocation, and
- Why major organizations for blind people don't always support his methods.
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.