Mass. Schools For The Blind Face Off In Fencing Tournament

Nathaniel SnowCorrespondent IApril 9, 2010

In the first event of it's kind, Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass. and Carrol Center for the Blind in Newton, Mass. faced off in a friendly fencing competition.

The teams of boys and girls were coached by Ceaser Morales, a former fencing coach at Brandeis University.

The only accomodation for blind fencing participants is a carpet runner on the floor to help keep their feet properly oriented.

Perkins also offers rowing on the Charles River, bowling, ice skating, rock climbing, and martial arts.

For more on this outstanding story of overcoming the odds, read more at the Boston Herald or check out a video interview on ABC News .