Visioneers Media: TV-Video. Our FlashSonar clicks have echoed to over 2 billion TV viewers around the world. Image: Logos of various international networks are visible in front of a transparent blue layer covering a grid of video thumbnails.



PBS Digital Studio’s “It’s Okay To Be Smart” 

From Dr. Joe Hanson: I met Molly Burke a few months ago. She’s awesome. I absolutely love what she’s done on YouTube to bring awareness to living with disability, and turning it into ability. And her guide dog Gallop is awesome too!

When Molly and I first met, we started talking about how she navigates the world, because I’m a nerd and I always steer the conversation toward science. I was not prepared for what she told me.

She said she uses echolocation! Molly’s brain has adapted to listen to sounds in her environment in ways that most of us sighted people can’t even imagine.

I went to meet her in LA and brought a special surprise, to see if my brain could learn what hers has.


CNN’s Great Big Story profiles Instructor Visioneer Brian Bushway

From Great Big Story: Anyone who rides a mountain bike on downhill terrain knows how perilous it can be. Well, imagine riding downhill without being able to see. Brian Bushway is a pro at it. Named by Mountain Bike Magazine as the World’s Best Blind Mountain Biker, he lost his sight when he was 14. Wanting to discover alternative ways to explore the world, Bushway learned how to see with sound. Like bats, he relies on echolocation when he mountain bikes, using sound to locate objects.

Our thanks to Great Big Story for making this Descriptive Audio version of the profile, to show how content can be adapted for blind and visually impaired users.

You can view this video without audio descriptions:

ASPIRE 2018: Daniel Kish Keynote in Kraków, Poland

From Aspire Conference 2018

Daniel Kish is one of the World’s foremost inspirational speakers. Blind since he was 13 months old, Daniel has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish shows how this works – and asks us all to let go of our fear of the dark unknown.

His 2015 talk at TED Global has been viewed over 1.25 million times and he is described on the TED website as expanding the perceptual toolbox of both blind and sighted humans. Here Daniel speaks about his extraordinary ability and global initiative – Visioneers | World Access for the Blind – at ASPIRE 4 ALL 2018.

You can read more about ASPIRE here: You can see more about the Aspire Conference here:

This Keynote was booked via Parliament Communications:

“Daniel Kish has the most amazing and inspirational story.  He is also a consummate professional and delivers his story with passion and panache.  I could praise him a lot more, but he is also modest, so I don’t want to embarrass him.  Just book him!”

Marek Kriwald, Managing Director, Parliament Communications Ltd


“SEEING WITH SOUND”: The Science  of FlashSonar Echolocation

DANIEL KISH: ABC WORLD NEWS NOW  attn: “This Blind Man Can Ride A Bicycle”

attn: This Blind Man Can Ride A Bike. Image: Daniel Kish is interviewed against a backdrop of flowers and palm branches by

FRENCH CANADIAN TV COVERAGE: “Découverte (Discovery): Echolocation – With English Intro & Tag

DANIEL KISH: High-Profile Activational Speaker | Lead Visioneer

TED: Ideas worth spreading. Ted Speaker, Ted Attendee Daniel Kish, Perceptual Navigation Specialist. Daniel Kish expands the perceptual toolbox of both blind and sighted humans by teaching echolocation. Image: Black and white photo of Daniel's right profile.
Daniel Kish: TEDX Observer keynote in London, England in 2012.
YouTube video thumbnail shows Daniel Kish onstage at the 2013 TEDx Gateway talk in Mumbai, India. Click the thumbnail to go to the video on YouTube.
YouTube video thumbnail shows Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish on stage in front of the audience in the background at the 2011 TEDx SOCal event in Long Beach, California.
Video thumbnail shows Daniel Kish on-stage at the PopTech conference with a video projection of text showing behind him on a large screen. Click here to go to the video in a new window.
Visioneers: Media: TV-Video: BBC: The One Show: Daniel Kish teaches a blind musical prodigy to see with sound. Image: Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish walks behind student Visioneer Ethan David Loch as they climb a large hill in Scotland.

DANIEL KISH: Profiled on Great Big Story – CNN Films | POPSUGAR Presents “Conquered” 

Image: Video still shows Daniel Kish standing at a street corner with people walking in the background.
Video Image: Daniel Kish works with a blind young male student playing rollerball in Australia.
Video image: Daniel Kish appears on the TV program Ask Dr. Nandy.
Video image: Daniel Kish walks behind WAFTB Perceptual Navigation instructor Juan Ruiz and a student.
CBC TV-Canada The Nature of Things Video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind President Daniel Kish raising his navigation cane up to touch the roof beams of a sheltered picnic area in a park. Click here to see and hear an excerpt from Canada's CBC Network and it's program 'The Nature of Things'. Video image: Daniel demonstrates FlashSonar navigation by exploring a wooden structure in a park.
Video image:l Daniel Kish walking next to a pond in a park in Long Beach, California. Caption: video report by CBS New York.
Video image: Daniel Kish on Channel 4's Derren Brown 'Psychic Spy' special in the UK.
CNN: Seeing Through Sound. Video image: Daniel Kish walking with a group of blind children near a forest in Germany.
Discovery Channel: Real life Batman: Video image shows a simulation of light blue Flash Sonar echolocation sound waves emanating from Daniel Kish as he 'clicks'.
FOXNEWS L.A.: 'Seeing with Sound'. Anchor Christina Gonzalez stands in front of a video screen of Daniel Kish and other World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructors and students cycling along a canyon trail.
BlobalTV 16x9: 'Second sight'. Video image: Host Carolyn Jarvis in the studio standing in front of a monitor showing a photo of World Access For The Blind President Daniel Kish.
HDNet World Report. Video image: Animated blue rings emulate FlashSonar waves emanating from Daniel Kish.
Inside Edition: Daniel Kish Video Image: Daniel Kish is interviewed by Jim Moret.
iTV: Daniel and Mason. Video image shows Daniel Kish training with blind student Mason in the UK.
KTLA5: Daniel Kish-Dr. Jandial. Video image : Daniel Kish cycling .
NatGeo TV 'Brain Games'. Video image: Daniel Kish navigates thick metal poles in a studio.
NBC- The Today Show: Video Image: Daniel Kish leads students in a building's parking lot.
9News Network Australia: Humoody Smith. Video image: WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructors Daniel Kish and Brian Bushway train with blind student Humoody for this Australian TV report.
RTL Network's 'Spiegel Magazin': Video Image: Daniel Kish tests a prototype for a technical device in the studio.
SBS2 Australia-The-Feed-Echolocation. Video image: Animation sequence explaining echolocation.

MOST POPULAR: Daniel Kish & Brian Bushway in X Ambassadors’ ‘RENEGADES’ 27+ Million Views

BRIAN BUSHWAY: Activational Speaker | Senior Visioneer

Video image: BBC Network's 'Switch' series shows a pencil drawing of World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway making FlashSonar echolocation clicks at a tree as part of the program 'Teenville'.
CNN - Brian Bushway. Video image: Computer animation replication FlshSonar waves going out from and returning to Brian Bushway on the program Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Discovery - Brian Bushway. Video image: Brian works with forensic artist Melissa Cooper to describe the shape of a carved wooden object.
Brian Bushway: Video Image: Brian trains a female participant in an episode of National Geographic's 'You Can't Lick Your Own Elbow.
Large video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway on 'The Doctors' TV set. Text band reads: CBS: 'The Doctors': Brian Bushway gives an activational presentation about FlashSonar. Click on the thumbnail to go to the video.
Video thumbnail: Brian Bushway speaks at Brain Awareness Week 2014 at The Center For Integrative NeuroScience at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Video thumbnail: Brian Bushway speaks at the Braille Institute's Braille Challenge in 2010.
Video thumbnail: Brian Bushway delivers a keynote speech at the Bank of America Achievement Awards.
Video Thumbnail: Brian Bushway speaks at Lions international Governor's Top Club.

JUAN RUIZ: Activational Speaker | Senior Multicultural Visioneer

Media: TV|Video: BBC Superhuman Challenge: Juan Ruiz squares-off against a sighted competitor.
Video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Juan Ruiz riding a bicycle in a TV studio as he breaks his own previous Guinness World Record for fastest bicycle slalom by a blind person on the Guinness TV program in Turkey. Click the thumbnail to see and hear the video on the Turkish website.
Video thumbnail shows a screen grab of World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Juan Ruiz at the completion of his bicycle slalom in a TV studio in Italy as he sets his first Guinness World Record. Click the thumbnail to go to the video.
Juan Ruis, History Channel en Español. Vide thumbnail shows Juan riding a bicycle in a car park.
Video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Juan Ruiz appearing onEl hormiguero 3.0 in Spain. Click the thumbnail to see and hear the video on youtube.
Media: TV-VIDEO: Galileo TV: German-language report on Juan Ruiz teaching FlashSonar in Germany.Image: Host in-studeio stands in front of a video screen image of Juan instructing a student.
History Channel - Juan Ruiz video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation instructor Juan Ruiz setting up a shot with the camera crew as he sits on his mountain bike. Click on the thumbnail to go to the video.
Video thumbnail shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation Instructor Juan Ruiz being interviewed on the Jeff Probst Show. Click on the thumbnail to go to the video.
Video thumbnail from Penn and Teller-Juan Ruiz shows Juan wearing a helmet while riding his mountain bike on a street. CLick on the thumbnail to go to the video.
Video thumbnail from Ripley's 'Believe It Or Not' TV program shows World Access For The Blind Perceptual Navigation instructor Juan Ruiz walking through a mall parking lot. CLick on the thumbnail to go to the video.
Media: TV|Video: NAT-GEO TV: 'Humanly Impossible':Juan Ruiz is put to the test with Flashsonar.

J STEELE-LOUCHART: Activational Speaker | Workshop Visioneer

MEDIA: TV | Video: The Weather Channel" "Freaks of Nature": J Steele-Louchart Freaks Out Host. Image: Close-up video frame of J's left profile with a sonar wave super-imposed on the frame.

THOMAS TAJO: Activational Speaker | Workshop Visioneer


WAFTB Online. Image shows online media logos blended with 'selfies' of users.
WAFTB Print. Image shows a collection of print articles about WAFTB from Men's Journal, to Success Magazine, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times.
WAFTB Radio. Image of Radio logos from NPR, BBC and Behind The Mask and photos of Daniel Kish, Brian Bushway and some radio hosts.


Media:Online. Special Report: Assignment Thailand. Image: WAFTB President Daniel Kish leads a group of blind student instructors along a road in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
MEDIA:Radio: NPR exposes the real-life Batman. Image: Scnreengrab of NPR website with a illustration of a cyclist and the title: 'How to Become Batman.'


Visit Visioneer's Facebook Page.
Visit Visioneers' Twitter Page.
Visit Visioneers' YouTube Channel.
Visit the Amazon Smile page to have your Amazon purchases support our work.



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

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

Donate securely via PayPal Giving Fund. No Transaction fees. 100 Percent of your donation goes to Visioneers | World Access For The Blind. PayPal account required and lets you choose between your bank account, Paypal account or credit cards from MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card. Make my Donation.



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.


Help us share life-changing Perceptual Freedom. We depend upon your support. Image: Silhouette of Daniel Kish walking with his full-length navigation cane.
Benevity Causes Portal. Donate to World Access For The Blind from your Company's Benevity account. Click here to link to WAFTB's page at Benevity.
World Access For The Blind U.S. Federal IRS Tax ID | EIN 330936778. Image: Silhouette of Daniel Kish walking.


Visioneers, a division of World Access For The Blind. High Performance Visioneering Solutions for Blind Persons | Blindness Professionals | Schools | Enterprise and more. +1.866.396.7035 | Correspondence address, 650 North Rose Drive, #208, Placentia, California, 92870, USA. © 2000-2019 by Visioneers | World Access For The Blind. | | Image: Visioneers logo against echoing FlashSonar waves.
Please don't reproduce copyrighted materials without permission. Much of the material on this website has been provided to us for educational and informative purposes with kind permission of the copyright holders. None of this material is intended for commercial or promotional use. Please enjoy and share in good faith and in accordance with fair usage best practices. Thanks for your cooperation. Click on the banner to go to the Center for Media and Social Impact 's explanation of Fair Use.
Back to Top