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Gareth

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Read this article today

http://www.wdrb.com/story/22601763/magic-show-in-the-dark-gives-blind-people-a-new-experience

and the whole idea fascinated me.

So you are to give a whole show for an audience that are unable to see, either they are blind or are all made to wear blindfolds (approaches might be different for these two groups.) We have 5 senses (really its closer to 21) so why shouldn’t we be able to put on a show if our audience loses just one of them? (I’ll give you the luxury of having the lights on just to make things a little easier for the performer.)
Gareth

PS did a little more reasearch and found this video. Just brilliant, truly magical.

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viamagus

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This is a very interesting topic, in his TEDx talk Juan Esteban Varela talks about it, sadly is in Spanish, you can try the subtitle translation feature on youtube but its not very good, still it is a very interesting story

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Gareth

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And completely by co-incidence today is International White Cane Day. 38 million blind people in the world and 238 million with moderate or severe vision loss.
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Gareth, they cover this briefly in the documentary Our Magic. If I remember correctly they bring cameras inside and show what the experience is like. Trailer below...



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I think it was at the Genii convention, or maybe it was Magic Live that they had an event during which everyone was blindfolded. I don't recall all the things that happened, but there may be a write-up about it somewhere.

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