What’s it like to be blind? Sensory experience at Asda will give people chance find out

The sensory unit will be visiting Asda Morley this Friday.
The sensory unit will be visiting Asda Morley this Friday.
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Daily tasks such as going to the shops or making a cup of tea can be a hurdle for people who have lost their sight.

Now, a sensory experience will be at Asda Morley on Friday to help sighted residents understand what it is like to be blind.

The event, organised by the Guide Dogs for the Blind, will take place from 11am-3pm, will lead those taking part on an experience a snapshot of how difficult life would be in they were blind.

Once inside, visitors experience a blind-folded walk with simulations of dustbins and other ‘debris’ left on the pavement for the unsuspecting (and seeing) to bump into or fall over.

There are also hanging trees, bushes and uneven pavements as well as noisy traffic ‘passing by’.

Entry to the sensory tunnel is free and donations will be welcome.