The main concept behind No Limits mobility is very straight forward. You give a cane to a child and let them use it.
A parent will always need to keep their child safe of course, but children learn through movement and “Self Directed Discovery”. Movement is something that is often denied of blind children, either through a lack of incentive, or opportunity. There is immense social pressure against blind children’s freedom of movement. Oftentimes, “Sighted Guide” is delivered as a Mobility technique instead of the disenfranchising action that it really is.
The words of Daniel Kish @ TEDx Talks in 2012, addressing an audience with their eyes closed:
“Try to imagine every movement of your existence, predicated upon someone else. Someone to direct you, someone to show you where to go and someone to tell you what to do. If you grab onto someone, you might just not let go. And what happens to your life?”
This has been made possible with the work of World Access for the Blind. A Non-Profit organisation in the US who travel the world, teaching the blind to “see”.
With a click and a cane, our children can conquer the world.
Please visit them at www.worldaccessfortheblind.org