One of several pairs of students walking across campus the other day, the sighted leading the blindfolded. The answer from Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Sue Benston:
The ‘blindfold lab’ was designed for my class, a Writing Program seminar titled “Medical Narratives.” For last Thursday’s class we had read a memoir on blindness, “Touching the Rock” by John Hull, in which the author explores psycho-philosophic implications of losing sight. I invited the students to walk the Haverford campus blindfolded (under individual supervision) and to reflect on that experience afterwards in writing. They generated some deeply thoughtful passages, which touched on several aspects of Hull’s own meditations.
Just another day at the College of Knowledge.