Recent research by the University of Boulder Colorado shows that simulated sightlessness, though intended to create empathy and understanding, may actually do the opposite. It has been common for people without vision problems to wear a blindfold and attempt to perform regular tasks in order to understand the life of a visually impaired person, but the study states that this gives a skewed impression of living blind. For more information, read the report here.
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Simulated Sightlessness can have negative effects on people’s perceptions of visually impaired