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Students become Deaf/Blind for a Day

By Megan Hussey
summarized by Hannah F. Mann, staff writer

At Sunlake High School in Florida, about 100 students became deaf/blind for a day. More specifically, the students wore ear plugs and dark glasses covered with Vaseline to stimulate deafness and blindness, as part of a school effort to understand deaf/blind culture. They experienced firsthand a taste of the challenges that deaf and blind people face on a daily basis: frustration, isolation, lapses in communication, lack of accommodations, and more. Though difficult, the activity proved to be a valuable learning experience not only for the students who participated, but also for the rest of the school who observed how these “deaf” and “blind” students had to adapt without one or two of their senses.

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