Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 5)

In this episode Mona visits Tokyo, Japan. https://youtu.be/uOTA7YdOdTs https://youtu.be/nFGX2rJUz8Q Well I have to say that Japan is at the top of the list when it comes to accessibility. The sound cues in the train stations and on crosswalks are very helpful and the cane guides are very well placed. The people in Tokyo are very … Continue reading Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 5)

Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 4)

In the fourth episode Mona visits Singapore. https://youtu.be/XfRjwI0oMxo First, it was great to see that the airport assistance for a blind person was on point and respectful. This example should be followed by all airport employees. Second, I think that Singapore is definitely more advanced when it comes to accessibility. I know that one of … Continue reading Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 4)

Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 3)

In episode 3 of Planes Trains and Canes Mona visits Istanbul Turkey. https://youtu.be/aMBTlyx8O3U https://youtu.be/K_xDsXmY8N4 I like that this episode really shows the reality of what it is like to travel as a person who is blind. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. It is better to be safe than sorry. We also see … Continue reading Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 3)

Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 2)

In the second episode Mona makes her way to London. https://youtu.be/B1sWtT-wShI https://youtu.be/Jf72wYXm5Yo The first thing that jumps out at me in this episode is the way that blind or visually impaired people are perceived by the sighted. We are seen as helpless many times. People assume that we can't be independent. Mona has someone with … Continue reading Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 2)

Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 1)

Planes Trains and Canes is a mini documentary series by blind scientist and bioengineering professor Mona Minkara. In this series she documents her experiences as she travels independently to various countries. I found this documentary very informative and a great real life picture of what it is like to travel as a person who is … Continue reading Reaction to the Documentary “Planes, Trains, and Canes” (Part 1)