DOCS: The Boy Who Can See Without Eyes
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BEN UNDERWOOD lost his eyesight at the tragic age of three to retinal cancer. But despite his handicap he shoots basketball hoops, zooms around on a skateboard and can weave between lampposts and parked cars without any help. Incredibly, Ben has a developed an extraordinary sound technique to help him see. Like bats and dolphins he clicks to ‘see’ his surroundings – a process known as echolocation. His remarkable talent has brought him to the attention of scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara who conduct tests into his amazing ability.
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