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NEWSPAPER: The Los Angeles Times (Cover Story & Great Read)

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For Blind, The World Appears With A Click

L.A. Times: Cover Story | Great Read  July 13, 2015    By Joe Mozingo

“This quiet cul-de-sac of old bungalows in Long Beach is at the center of an unorthodox movement to teach blind people to navigate using tongue clicks for orientation.

Daniel Kish, 49, lives and runs World Access for the Blind here, with Bushway as one of his two main instructors.

Their students learn to better perceive the space before them, sending out sonar, like dolphins or bats, to get an acoustic read on their surroundings — a human form of echolocation.” Read the full article.

Media: Print. Newspaper: L.A. Times Cover Story. Image: Front page of L.A. Times shows a photo of WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway working with a blind student from Japan. The article headline reads: 'For the blind, the world appears a click away.'

MAGAZINE: Men’s Journal

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The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See

Men’s Journal | Features By Michael Finkel

“Kish is seeking – despite a lack of support from every mainstream blind organization in America – nothing less than a profound reordering of the way the world views blind people, and the way blind people view the world.

He’s tired of being told that the blind are best served by staying close to home, sticking only to memorized routes, and depending on the unreliable benevolence of the sighted to do anything beyond the most routine of tasks.

Kish preaches complete and unfettered independence, even if the result produces the occasional bloody gash or broken bone. Read the full article.

MEDIA:Print - Men's Journal Profile of Daniel Kish. Image: Screengrab of page with Men's Journal logo andthtle: The blind man who taught himself to see.

MAGAZINE: National Geographic Magazine

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The Brain On Sonar

National Geographic Magazine |Phenomena

“When all four men listened to the recordings, their auditory cortex – the part of the brain responsible for hearing – lit up on the scans. That was expected.

But there was far more going on in Kish and Bushway’s brains. When he heard the sounds of click echoes, Bushway’s calcarine cortex – a part of the brain that normally deals with vision – lit up. Kish’s reacted even more strongly. And when they heard the sounds of echoes reflecting from moving targets, they showed activity in areas that deal with movement.”

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Media: Print: Magazine: NatGeo - The Brain On Sonar. Image of National Geographic Magazine online Phenomena - A Science Salon.Not Exactly Rocket Science- A blog by Ed Yong. The brain on sonar - how blind people find their way with echoes. Photo of scientist with brain scans on a computer monitor behind him.

MAGAZINE: Success Magazine

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We All Face The Dark Unknown

Success Magazine | Well-Being  August 16, 2015

“How Daniel Kish, who’s been sightless since he was 13 months old, taught himself to see through the blindness—to find vision in the echoes.

Kish’s keen navigational skills have earned him the nickname Batman. He doesn’t wear a cape, but he does have a crusade.

He and his team of perceptual mobility coaches have taught FlashSonar to more than 15,000 people in 40-plus countries. The ambition stretches beyond this. “We want every blind person to have access to the unprecedented freedom, dignity, self-assurance and camaraderie that our approach affords.” Read more.

Media: Print: Success Magazine: We All Face The Dark Unknown. Image: Daniel Kish trains with a young male student in Iceland.



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