Lewiston student uses own experiences with blindness to teach first responders

  • Source: KLEW-TV CBS 3 Lewiston
  • Published: 01/18/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: At just 15-years-old, Caleb Hyndman, a student at Lewiston High School, presented a program he developed to a room full of first responders. "It does take a little bit of courage," Hyndman said. " I found that courage when I learned there was some big miscommunication between blind people and first responders." Caleb was born blind, so he took his knowledge and experiences to teach first responders how to communicate, guide, and follow proper legal procedure when working with individuals in the community who are blind or visually impaired. "All things are from personal experience," Hyndman said. At the Asotin County Fire Station, he lead law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics through a series of activities, dispelled myths about people who are blind, and even had Captain Jeff Klone with Lewiston Police handcuff him so he could explain what that experience is like.


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