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How to smoke a pipe for the visually impaired

  • Thabo Pienaar

Have you ever thought about how to explain to a visually impaired person how to smoke a pipe. How to smoke a pipe for the visually impaired is an attempt...

See the video here. You would think that it is fairly easy, or that it is not different than any other person. Until you start and realise.... when we explain how to smoke a pipe, we assume they can see the amount of smoke emitting from your pipe or your mouth. But visually impaired people don't! Its all in the feeling! You can't tell them that you will see that the pipe is lit while puffing on it! You can't see whether the person is puffing to hard/hot! One way of explaining would be the taste on your tongue. Another would be to feel the heat from the rim of the pipe. You would also smell the smoke while it's burning. Clearly, for a visually impaired person, they will only know that they are smoking their pipe too hot, when they feel their tongue burning. Please add your comments on how we could help visually impaired people to enjoy their pipe without burning their pipe or tongue :-)) Made me realise how privileged we are and taking things for granted!