How Fencing Helps Students Who Are Blind Navigate The World
WGBH News showcases how learning to fence can help visually impaired teenagers become more independent travelers with improved confidence.
BY GABRIELLE EMMANUEL (VIA WGBH NEWS)
Like many competitive sports, fencing requires quick reflexes and physical grace — but it does not necessarily require the ability to see. Fencing helps people who are blind and visually impaired learn to navigate the physical world more effectively by improving self-awareness, honing spatial skills and sharpening senses. Gabrielle Emmanuel and the team from WGBH News recently visited the Carroll Center for the Blind to showcase how learning to fence can help visually impaired teenagers learn to independently travel with greater confidence.