Sanho Steele-Louchart. Photo of Sanho next to shelves of books.

YOU DON’T NEED SIGHT TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Sanho Steele-Louchart is another proud legacy of our efforts to educate and liberate blind persons.

Blind from the age of 12, Sanho began teaching himself Perceptual Navigation based on materials published online by Visioneers | World Access For The Blind Lead Founder and President Daniel Kish.

We’re proud to have him as a member of the Visioneers team.

Photo: J Steele-Louchart holding up a mesh grate in front of blind student Anthony as he teaches him FlashSonar echolocation.

SANHO STEELE-LOUCHART

M.A. Spec.ED – Orientation & Mobility For Children | B.A. Anthropology

Perceptual Navigation Instructor | Activational Workshop Visioneers

Personal Bio of J. Steele-Louchart

Sanho Steele-Louchart was born and raised in Michigan and went blind at the age of 12 due to X-linked Retinoschesis and the long-term consequences of Retinopathy of Prematurity.

He began teaching himself the Perceptual Navigation FlashSonar™ techniques from materials published online by Daniel Kish, and began working formally with Daniel and World Access for the Blind two years later.

Sanho now says that blindness is by far the best thing that ever happened to him, and if he had the chance, he wouldn’t go back to being sighted.

He works with students and professionals within a results-based, growth-based model, meaning that he fundamentally believes that every single person he meets can and will make their dreams come true, just so long as they have the conditions in which to succeed.

He tells his students and audiences to do their own impossible, and maintains that no matter what, no matter who you are, he believes in you.

Sanho believes that every student, and every person, deserves someone in their corner. He believes in people even when they don’t believe in themselves.

Credentials. Image; J Steele-Louchart instructs sighted children in FlashSonar echolocation at the No Barriers Workshop.

Sanho has a Master’s degree in the Special Education sub-field of orientation and mobility for children and a B.A. in bio-cultural anthropology through his studies at Western Michigan University (WMU).

He speaks English, Latin and Italian, is learning German, Russian and Spanish, and has coached students in the United States,  Canada,  Germany, Italy and Mexico.

Sanho has co-written a book on mobility techniques titled ‘The Beginner’s Guide To Echolocation‘.

As a profile of  him in The Western Michigan University Magazine states, “For now, he’s happy to share his expertise so others can do as much as he does.”

He co-authored an article with Daniel Kish about World Access for the Blind’s Freedom Formula, translated for an annual French journal:

“La mobilité perçue: un nouveau paradigme pour faciliter la liberté de mouvement”

[Perceptual Mobility: A new Paradigm for Facilitating Freedom of Movement], Terra Haptica N°3, pp.121-132, Edition Les Doigts Qui Rêvent, 2013

Sanho serves as a Perceptual Navigation Instructor for Visioneers.org | World Access for the Blind, a Los Angeles area-based 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that teaches Perceptual Navigation and sensory awareness.

He  has presented workshops and seminars throughout the U.S. and Italy on FlashSonar™ and Perceptual Navigation, delivering various activational presentations and workshops to blindness professionals, special educators, and students, delivering public Keynotes and seminars on overcoming expectations, and maintaining a prolific presence in a range of online forums.

Sanho also works one-on-one with blind students of all ages in more personalized training.

He has provided Perceptual Navigation support several years running for Braille Beats Music Intensive and The Road Lies Ahead Navigation program, and has held positions in school districts, universities, and other organizations as instructional assistant, tutor, and mobility coach.

Sanho’s work has been showcased in BBC and Weather Channel documentaries, and he has also appeared on Italian and German Television networks.

OUR TEAM: THEY STARTED AS CLIENTS AND GREW INTO INSTRUCTORS

One of the proudest legacies of the decades-long efforts by Daniel Kish to educate and liberate blind persons from the traditional cycles of marginalized dependency, has been the team of Perceptual Navigation Visioneers he’s assembled from his students who have grown up with FlashSonar™ Echolocation and its NO LIMITS philosophy.

Visioneers Media: FlashSonar Textbook. Preview and order the definitive textbook about learning to see with sound. Image: Cover of "Echolocation and FlashSonar" by Daniel Kish and Jo Hook, featuring a photo of Daniel Kish speaking at the Global Ted Conference is set against a photo of Chapter 1-What is Echolocation?

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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

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 LIGHT-UP THEIR WORLD!

YOUR GIFT ENABLES SO MUCH!

Our blind instructors with Masters Degrees provide services that are “ahead of the curve” from traditional blindness institutions, such as:

THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF TIME:

Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain is developed before the age of 5? Even some “developed” countries won’t teach blind children orientation, mobility and cane navigation until the age of 7. Do you realize how much developmental time is lost? We teach sonic and tactile awareness as early as possible and even put Perception canes in their hand as early as a year old.

TRAINING THE BRAIN:

FlashSonar clicks+Audible Awareness+Perception Cane activates the Visual Cortex, training the brain to rewire to develop SonarVision.

HELPING AUTISTIC BLIND KIDS:

We specialize in Special Education services and advocacy for families and Assessment Reports for School Districts, and much more.

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