How one man learned to “see” San Francisco
Jerry Kuns has a special feeling for San Francisco, a city he can’t see. Kuns, who is totally blind, lives in a bright, cheerful house just above Noe Valley and just below Twin Peaks. He walks around town every day with friends, and about once a week he walks along Ocean Beach from the zoo to the Cliff House and back — “about 6 miles there and back,” he says. “I know San Francisco,” he said the other afternoon. “It’s my city.”
He used to lead sighted people on city tours – listening to what they told him they could see, then offering his sense of the city. “I still show San Francisco whenever I get the chance,” he said. For a time he ran a small touring business as a sort of sideline. He introduced himself as Jose and called him Jose Can You See Blind Guided Walking Tours.