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BlindWizard
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I got ahold of Card College. I made out a syllabus to keep me on point with practice. I hoped to work straight through as the course is intended. I am learning that there are quite a few techniques and tricks that I am unable to do because of my lack of sight. There is still a great deal I can do and even modify some things.

I am look for advice on things to focus on given my situation.

Has anyone else had to do something similar with the learning experience do to situation, or performing style?
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BlindWizard, I have a slightly similar problem of not being able to learn some card techniques. While I don't have sight issues, I do have a condition in my right arm which means I can't rotate my hand to get my palm up (radioulnar synostosis). As such, some instructions/sleights are near impossible. HOWEVER, I have found that if I think about it, there are usually workarounds or alternative methods which I can use. I might not always be doing something "textbook" but as long as it achieves the same end (and still can't be spotted!) it's all good. It can be a little frustrating at times, but I try and focus on what I can do and don't worry about the things I can't as there's nothing I can do about it.

So I don't have a lot of practical advice but just to say you're not alone!
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On Feb 10, 2017, NWJay wrote:
It can be a little frustrating at times, but I try and focus on what I can do and don't worry about the things I can't as there's nothing I can do about it.

So I don't have a lot of practical advice but just to say you're not alone!


This is some great advice thank you.
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@NW your post reminded me of Mahdi, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmOdOMt48rM .... And people complain about small hands when palming....

Everyones dealing with something, you just have to keep pushing forward, and Never Give Up. #GoodVibes (:
"A play does not take place on stage but in the minds of the spectators."
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Wonderful video and performer! And a good demonstration that you can take something that might seem insurmountable and with a little creativity and hard work make something special from it instead!
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