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Has anyone performed magic for the blind one on one?
It would have to be something done verbally and in their hands.
If so what effect did you use.
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At one of the Magic Lives, there was a show with this exact theme. Each spectator was blindfolded and then led to a seat. A box with items in it was strapped to your leg and at various times, the performer would tell the audience to take a particular item out of the box and give directions as to what to do with it. It was a somewhat surreal experience but it did force you to think. I'm sorry but I can't remember the performer's name offhand.

Just adding my 3 cents worth because anybody can add their 2 cents worth...
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To understand how difficult is is for a sighted person to understand, notice how Psychod described the participants in the Magic Live program! (He called the participants, "spectators"!

My pal, the late Dennis Loomis, on a tour for National School Assemblies, about 20+ years ago, was booked in a school for deaf children. (Some states, out west, have boarding schools for deaf youngsters.) When he arrived, he learned that about half of the audience were blind.

The school provided a "signer" who would translate his patter. (I've done many similar schools.) The blind youngsters were seated behind the deaf kids. A teacher, would describe what Denny was doing, as the show progressed!

Many years ago, I donated my show to a summer camp that served handicapped kids. About a hundred kid attended. In the front row, a lad of about 12, sat next to another lad of about the same age. The first boy kept whispering to the second boy. After the show, I learned that the second kid was blind.
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Sorry I just saw this.

I was hired to do a birthday party for a young boy several years ago who was blind & (I think) autistic.
This was very 'tricky' because he was the only blind kid; the others kids in attendance all could see. So not only did I have to entertain & make the blind boy feel special (because of his birthday) but I also had to entertain the other kids. This was one of my biggest challenges.

The show went over great, as the parents (who were doctors besides) loved it!

If you want, I can look through my file cabinet & track down the tricks that I performed.

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