Visioneers Austria logo consists of Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish walking with a full-length perception cane against a sonar wave of expanding circles against a transparent blue backdrop in front of blind people walking on a Visioneers hike.

Seeing Beyond Blindness Together!

 

Visioneers Austria uses a newly developed pedagogy to help blind people to find their freedom of movement and to claim their personal dignity for themselves. Using a variety of therapeutic methods, we show how visual functions of the brain can be developed and used.

Visioneers Austria was initiated by Visioneers, a division of the US nonprofit World Access for the Blind. The founder of World Access for the Blind is Ashoka Fellow and TED Speaker Daniel Kish. One of the Senior Instructor Visioneers, Juan Ruiz, lives in Austria.

In Austria, the Visioneers concept is being expanded.

Many thanks to Ashoka Österreich, Kahane Stiftung, Essl Foundation, U.S. Embassy Vienna and Ketchum Publico , which enables Visioneers Austria.

 

Visioneers Austria wendet eine neu entwickelte Pädagogik an, die blinden Menschen dabei helfen soll, ihre Bewegungsfreiheit und ihre persönliche Würde zu finden und für sich einzufordern. Wir zeigen, mithilfe verschiedenster therapeutischer Methoden, wie visuelle Funktionen des Gehirns weiterentwickelt und genutzt werden können.

Das Visioneers Austria wurde von Visioneers initiiert, einer Abteilung des US-amerikanischen gemeinnützigen World Access for the Blind. Der Gründer von World Access for the Blind ist der Ashoka-Fellow und TED-Sprecher Daniel Kish. Einer der Haupttrainer der Visioneers, Juan Ruiz, lebt in Österreich.

In Österreich wird das Visioneers Konzept gerade ausgebaut.

Vielen Dank an Ashoka Österreich, Kahane Stiftung, Essl Foundation, U.S. Embassy Vienna und Ketchum Publico die Visioneers Austria ermöglicht.

Visioneers Austria Festival 21st of September Brunnenpassage und am Yppenplatz, Wien. Photo of Daniel Kish and Juan Ruiz standing back to back outdoors.

VISIONEERS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 21, VIENNA

Participate in numerous workshops, lectures & presentations of the most exciting organizations in the field of blindness and and visual impairment in Austria.

Visioneers Family Festival

Our newest affiliate, Visioneers Austria, has some fun events coming up and we thought we’d post information in English for anyone who knows blind, visually-impaired or sighted people in Austria who might want to take part, or even if you live in the region, or are traveling in the area and want to join-in.

The Whole Visioneers Festival program is now available on our website: http://www.visioneers.at/visioneers-festival and in the Facebook event, VisioneersFestival -Ein Fest für blinde, sehbehinderte & Sehende! (please share! )

More organizations that participate on Saturday: Lillis Ballroom, Tactile Studios, Bundesblindenerziehungsinstitut Wien, discovering hands Österreich, Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs, Blindenverband und Sehbehindertenverband Wien, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Tanz die Toleranz, Tanz die Toleranz, Tanz die Toleranz, Tanz die Toleranz, Tanz die Toleranz , (Caritas Vienna), SEBUS Schulungseinrichtung für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen, Barefoot-austria and Contrast.

Many thanks to Ashoka Austria, Kahane Foundation, Essl Foundation, and Ketchum Publico.

Support also from myAbility, Casinos Austria and Brunnenpassage (Caritas). Thank you!

Photo: Rupert Pessl

VISIONEERS FESTIVAL

21 SEPTEMBER, WIEN

Nimm an zahlreichen Workshops, Vorträgen & Präsentationen der spannendsten Organisationen im Blinden- und Seebehinderungsumfeld in Österreich teil.

Das ganze Visioneers Festival-Programm gibt es jetzt auf unser Website: http://www.visioneers.at/visioneers-festival und im Facebook-Event, VisioneersFestival -Ein Fest für blinde, sehbehinderte & sehende! (Bitte Teilen! )

Weitere Organisationen die am Samstag Teilnehmen: Lillis Ballroom, Tactile Studios, Bundesblindenerziehungsinstitut Wien), discovering hands Österreich, Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs, Blindenverband und Sehbehindertenverband Wien, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Tanz die Toleranz, (Caritas Wien), SEBUS Schulungseinrichtung für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen, Barefoot-austria und Contrast.

Vielen Dank an Ashoka Austria, Kahane Foundation, Essl Foundation, and Ketchum Publico die Visioneers Festival ermöglicht.

Unterstützung auch von myAbility, Casinos Austria und Brunnenpassage (Caritas). Danke!

Foto: Rupert Pessl

WE TEACH BLIND PERSONS TO SEE WITH SOUND

When it’s a beautiful day, our students ‘see’ it in a new way.

Our scientifically-proven FlashSonar™ echolocation lights-up the brain’s Visual Cortex – the part normally used for vision – with audible spatial feedback, like flashes of light in the dark lighting-up the surrounding environment.

We operate entirely on donations.

Be the flash of opportunity by donating towards a FlashSonar™ Tuition Scholarship for a blind child, teen or adult, so we can

teach them to

 LIGHT-UP THEIR WORLD!

SQUARE

We have discontinued using the services of Square as a donation payment system because of dissatisfaction with the services provided.

If you receive any emails purporting to be from Square, please forward them to us at info@visioneers.org

We are consulting with a new partner to continue to provide a secure donation alternative to anyone who doesn’t wish to contribute through the PayPal platform.

None of our donors’ financial information is stored or entered in this website and is only entered on the secure platforms of the payment providers, so please feel secure in making a donation to support our work teaching blind people to see in a new way using SonarVision.

Stay tuned for the addition of our new payment partner and thanks for your understanding and support.

The Visioneers Team

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Please make the check payable to:

World Access For The Blind

and mail to:

Visioneers | World Access For The Blind

650 N. Rose Drive, #208

Placentia, CA 92870

All donations made in the United States are tax-deductible.

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