BOSTON (CBS) – A 22-year-old blind entrepreneur is working to make rock climbing more accessible to the visually impaired. For its “Pushing The Limits” series, CBS This Morning profiled Matthew Shifrin and his innovative Lego system at a Central Rock Gym location outside Boston.
Shifrin was born without sight. At just 13 years old he started coming up with directions in Braille for Lego sets. With this new system for rock climbers, a caller on the ground mocks up the wall using different Lego pieces to represent footholds. The climber then uses their fingers to map out the path in their mind.READ MORE: Photo Released Of Missing Woman Dolly Thapa's Car
“Everyone deserves the thrill of doing something they never thought was possible,” Shifrin said.READ MORE: Worcester Police Officer Was Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Phet Gouvonvong, DA Says
He’s hoping the Lego system can be used at the Paralympics and be adapted for other sports like skiing.MORE NEWS: Foxboro Barber Shaves His Head In Support Of Woman With Stage 4 Breast Cancer
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