I photographed how Romeo Edmead, who is blind, manages to go around New York City. He relies a lot on his hearing and of course uses a cane to 'feel' where he's going. His biggest challenge are things that are out of the ordinary, for example, construction sites that prevent him from hearing traffic lights sounds. Scaling steps is by now easy for Romeo. He can run up a flight of stairs!
(Full article by Keith Williams on: http://online.wsj.com/articles/for-the-newly-blind-learning-to-adapt-1406857315)