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HOW BLIND PEOPLE SEE WITH SOUND
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.
THE WORLD’S BEST BLIND MOUNTAIN BIKER
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: https://youtu.be/FWbWBWH8OYk
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.
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
DANIEL KISH: ZERO PROJECT KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WInner of Innovative Practice Award
“SEEING WITH SOUND”: The Science of FlashSonar Echolocation
DANIEL KISH: ABC WORLD NEWS NOW | attn: “This Blind Man Can Ride A Bicycle”
FRENCH CANADIAN TV COVERAGE: “Découverte (Discovery): Echolocation – With English Intro & Tag
DANIEL KISH: High-Profile Activational Speaker | Lead Visioneer
DANIEL KISH: Profiled on Great Big Story – CNN Films | POPSUGAR Presents “Conquered”
MOST POPULAR: Daniel Kish & Brian Bushway in X Ambassadors’ ‘RENEGADES’ 27+ Million Views
BRIAN BUSHWAY: Activational Speaker | Senior Visioneer
JUAN RUIZ: Activational Speaker | Senior Multicultural Visioneer
J STEELE-LOUCHART: Activational Speaker | Workshop Visioneer
THOMAS TAJO: Activational Speaker | Workshop Visioneer
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