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April 18, 2004 6:01 PM   Subscribe

Blindfold Blog. One of the first steps to becoming a guide dog instructor is to spend ten days blindfolded, living in a guide dog school dorm with a class full of blind students who are there to learn how to use their new dogs. [via links clips notes etc.]
posted by soundofsuburbia (6 comments total)
Thanks--I look forward to hearing more.
posted by hippugeek at 11:51 PM on April 18, 2004

Interesting read. I think she's probably creating more stress forself in the preparation by worrying about remembering which clothes match with which other clothes and trying to pack them in a certain order.

I'll be coming back to it to see how she makes out for sure.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:43 AM on April 19, 2004

Very interesting idea! I'll certainly check back.
posted by gai at 7:03 AM on April 19, 2004

Very cool. I've been looking into working with GDftB for a while, I'll be watching this blog. Thanks soundofsuburbia!
posted by vignettist at 10:48 AM on April 19, 2004

Glad to be seeing this early in the process. Reading experiential blogs just isn't the same after they're all written and done with. Something about checking in every day or week to see how the person is doing, while they'll still out there doing it really adds to the experience.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:01 AM on April 19, 2004

This would be an awesome experience, although incredibly frightening. After an eye injury, I once spent two days unable to open my eyes without excruciating pain and it was without a doubt the most confusing, terrifying time of my life. To imagine what it would be like to live like this forever was impossible, although the thought crossed my mind many many times in those two days. Would I do this voluntarily? Not in a million years.
posted by dg at 3:55 PM on April 19, 2004

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