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Our Services Pages are being updated to include our expanded suite of Visioneers Services. We’re updating all of this in real time, so you can visit often to watch the progress, and we thank your for your patience with links that aren’t live or any other inconveniences. We hope to have everything completed very soon.

SERVICE CATEGORIES

Category link: Personal Visioneering. Image shows Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish structing blind student Humoody on how to make a soccer ball for audible by placing it in a plastic bag.
Category link: Education Visioneering. Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured with three students at a Los Angeles primary school.
Category link: Enterprise Visioneering. Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish delivers a keynote speech at a Foothold Technologies Conference in New York City.
Category link: Health And Wellnesss. Visioneers' student Nava is pictured sliding out of the end of a water slide.
Category link: Media and Press. Photo of Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish participating at the Press Conference for a motion picture in India for which he consulted and appeared in.
Category link: Research, Science and Tech. Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured standing next to circular tubing and a microphone during research testing in the U.K.
Category link: Social Visioneering. Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish and Visioneers Juan Ruiz and J. Steele-Louchart prepare to lead blind and sighted participants on a canyon walk in California.

WHO ARE VISIONEERS?

OUR TEAM VISIONEERS FREEDOM

Image: Three Visioneers at the No Barriers Conference. From left to right, Senior Visioneer Brian Bushway, Senior Multicultural Visioneer - Juan Ruiz, and Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish stand together for a photo at the No Barriers Conference at the Canyons Resort in Colorado.

VISIONEERS.ORG | World Access For The Blind is one of the few organizations in the world inspired by blind people, built by blind people, and led by blind people, and we are known throughout the world for our ground breaking and effective Master’s Degree level work.

In the case of Visioneers, when the blind lead the blind, they learn a new way to see.

We know about blindness. We know about the realities of achievement through ingenuity, adaptation, and perseverance. We are uniquely capable of helping you infuse your project with a solid understanding of blindness, and it is our pleasure.

140+Years of Combined “Blind” Experience

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish is the first blind person to achieve national certification in Orientation and Mobility. His pioneering FlashSonar™ Perceptual Navigation training has enabled former students to become fellow Visioneers who are now teaching a new generation. Learn more about our Visioneers.

We can provide sound information and guidance to any blindness project. Are you planning a project about blindness in research, legal proceedings, assistive technology development, a film or documentary, a book or article, a disability awareness program, a class project, or a fund raising campaign?

Do you want your project to address blindness respectfully and accurately? Do you want to avoid mistakes made so often that denigrate or threaten the integrity of blind people? Much harm has been done to blind people out of good but mis-guided intentions.

Our approach to blindness is clear, broad, and respectful. It is unparalleled in its focus on self-reliance and possibility. It is based on capability, not deficiency; achievement not struggle. It is based on the latest research in human perception, and rooted in the exemplary experiences and successes of many blind people.

Call us or email us for a free consultation to learn more about our expanded suite of Visioneering services:

Call toll-free (in the U.S.) +1-866-396-7035 | Email: info@visioneers.org

WHAT IS VISIONEERING?

VISIONEERING IS THE FUSION OF . . .

 

No Limits’ high-performance mobility and perception modalities engineered by Daniel Kish to teach blind persons to ‘see with sound’ and become more self-directed in living an independent life of ‘Perceptual Freedom’.

Visioneering is like moving into warp drive beyond traditional Orientation & Mobility training for blind people. We apply the same cutting-edge techniques to teach blind and sighted people new ways to see and think through challenges to solutions whether they be at home, at school or in the workplace.

 

VISIONARY ENGINEERING OF ACTIVATIONAL SOLUTIONS

ACTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS PREVIEW

Activational Speakers Preview

Upgrade from Motivational to Activational Speakers whose forward-thinking perceptions are Visioneered into action solutions for blind and sighted people.

Watch as our Master’s Degree level Visioneers re-engineer and re-calibrate everyone’s presumed perceptions about the capabilities of blind people through examples of our students shredding the cardboard “Help me. I am Blind.” cardboard signs, and kicking the tin cups to the curb, as they accept nothing less than their human right to self-directed freedom to achieve and contribute as equal citizens. Learn how we use the same principals to teach blind and sighted people to see through the “dark unknown” of challenges at home, school or work.

See why Fortune 500s and organizations such as TED, PayPal, PopTech, Proctor and Gamble, and more have booked and acclaimed our Activational Speakers. And then, get in touch to book one or more of them to make your event ACTIVATIONAL!

GLOBAL: TED Conference

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish is named a Top Ten Talk at the TED event in Vancouver.

Watch Daniel’s presentation.

PERSONAL VISIONEERING PREVIEW

Personal Visioneering Preview

We Visioneer high-performance, capacity-building, personal growth and perceptual navigation instruction, as well as education planning and advocacy for blind persons, their families, service providers and more, at any stage of vision loss.

Our Visioneering concept reflects emerging findings that blindness isn’t about not seeing; it’s about NEW ways of seeing.

The development, field-testing, refinement and documentation of our approach is uniquely led by our qualified and skilled blind Visioneers. The majority of our Instructional Visioneers have Master’s Degrees in Special Education and other studies. They are allied with a cross-disciplinary network of scientists, psychologists, neurologists, educators and therapists.

Please learn more on our Personal Visioneering page.

ICELAND: Never Give Up

Photo of Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish supporting little Ran as she stands against a wall.

Nurturing the possibilities in little Ran. Blind, and deaf in one ear, we help her ‘rise up!’

Read about the restoration of hope.

PROFESSIONAL VISIONEERING PREVIEW

THAILAND: Coaching Clinics

Visioneering FlashSonar™ and Perception Cane training for blind mobility coaches.

Learn more

EDUCATIONAL VISIONEERING PREVIEW

Educational Visioneering Preview

Make your next Science Fair Activational!

It doesn’t matter if it’s in a classroom, in an auditorium, or via a long-distance Skype video call or Conference, Visioneers can bring an Activational amount of ‘cool’ to your school.

How cool would it be to learn to ‘see’ in the dark just like bats, dolphins and some whales? And yes, even movie action-heroes like ‘Daredevil’. There’s so much to learn about the Science of FlashSonar, the Biology of how it works in humans and animals as well as the History and Social Studies aspects of how blind people have been treated in society over the years, and the Geography aspects of what we’ve learned in the 40+ countries where we’ve provided services.

Book some ‘cool for your school’! Read more on our Educational Visioneering Page.

USA: Distance Learning

Visioneer J. Steel-Louchart is pictured on a large video screen interacting with a Science class of students via Skype.

Visioneer J. Steele-Louchart interacts with a classroom of Science students via Skype.

Learn more

ENTERPRISE VISIONEERING HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTH & WELLNESS HIGHLIGHTS

OUR STUDENT LEGACY: OLDER VISIONEERS ‘PAY IT FORWARD’

One of the proudest legacies of the 16+ years of effort by Daniel Kish to teach blind persons to ‘see with sound’ is that older, experienced students are ‘paying it forward’ by inspiring, and sharing knowledge with, a younger generation of blind students.

In fact, our VISIONEERS Instructors were once our earliest students.

Personal Growth High Performance Visioneering Services

include:

Perceptual Navigation Instruction in FlashSonar™ & Perception Cane Training | Student & Family Advocacy | Capacity Building

ICELAND: Never Give Up

Photo of Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish supporting little Ran as she stands against a wall.

Nurturing the possibilities in little Ran. Blind, and deaf in one ear, we help her ‘rise up!’

Read about the restoration of hope.

USA: Jake Lives His Dream

Photo of Jake Olson, 18 year-old long snapper for the USC Trojans runs with his hand on the shoulder of a team mate after snapping for the winning point in a game.

Former WAFTB blind student Jake Olson longsnaps for the USC Trojans football team.

Read about Jake’s football dream.

USA: Paying It Forward

Photo of Visioneer Brian Bushway teaching

Jake Olson ‘pays it forward’ via inspiration to two other blind Visioneers’ students.

Read about passing-on a legacy.

CANADA: Blind Beginnings

Shawn Marsolais is pictured standing next to a glass panel engraved with the words 'Bind Beginnings' in script lettering and Braille.

FlashSonar™ alumnus Shawn Marsolais ‘pays forward’ what she learned from Daniel Kish.

Read more about this Paralympian.

Read more inspiring stories and learn more about our HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES

MEDIA & PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

OUR STUDENT LEGACY: OLDER VISIONEERS ‘PAY IT FORWARD’

One of the proudest legacies of the 16+ years of effort by Daniel Kish to teach blind persons to ‘see with sound’ is that older, experienced students are ‘paying it forward’ by inspiring, and sharing knowledge with, a younger generation of blind students.

In fact, our VISIONEERS Instructors were once our earliest students.

Personal Growth High Performance Visioneering Services

include:

Perceptual Navigation Instruction in FlashSonar™ & Perception Cane Training | Student & Family Advocacy | Capacity Building

USA: ‘KISH’ Great Big Story

Video still imagetaken from the film 'Kish' at Great Big Story and CNN Films: Rear silhouette of Daniel Kish sitting in his back yard with the title 'Kish' superimposed on the lower half of the frame.

Film profile of Daniel Kish at CNN’s Great Big Story and co-produced with CNN Films.

Learn more

USA: ‘Conquered’ TV

Image: WAFTB student Calvin is interviewed by a Video crew from the program Conquered on PopSugar and Z Living.

WAFTB student Calvin explains the benefits of his FlashSonar™ echolocation training.

Learn more

USA: CBS ‘Criminal Minds’

Daniel Kish provides consulting services on a storyline about a blind character.

Learn more

USA: Bushway On Uproxx TV

image: Video still from Uproxx profile of WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway, shows him standing at an look-out point in Culver City, California with the los Angeles skyline in front of him.

See Visioneer Brian Bushway’s journey from blindness at 14 to a new way of ‘seeing’.

Learn more

Read more inspiring stories and learn more about our MEDIA & PRESS SERVICES

RESEARCH | SCIENCE | TECH HIGHLIGHTS

OUR STUDENT LEGACY: OLDER VISIONEERS ‘PAY IT FORWARD’

One of the proudest legacies of the 16+ years of effort by Daniel Kish to teach blind persons to ‘see with sound’ is that older, experienced students are ‘paying it forward’ by inspiring, and sharing knowledge with, a younger generation of blind students.

In fact, our VISIONEERS Instructors were once our earliest students.

Personal Growth High Performance Visioneering Services

include:

Perceptual Navigation Instruction in FlashSonar™ & Perception Cane Training | Student & Family Advocacy | Capacity Building

UK: Durham University

WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway participates in echolocation research and is shown standing nect to circular metal tubing and a microphone.

Visioneer Brian Bushway ‘donates his clicks to science’ as part of a pioneering study.

Learn more

CANADA: Brain & Mind Inst.

Video still of Professor Melvyn Goodale, Director of the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario, sitting in front of computer screens showing brain scans.

Visioneers partners in study of neuroscience under Prof. Mel Goodale at U of Western Ont.

Learn more

USA: Alcon Laboratories

Photo of Daniel Kish wearing the SonarFlash headgear.

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish tests the SonarFlash™ at the labs of co-developer/sponsor Alcon.

Learn more

GERMANY: L.M.U. of Munich

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish lying on an MRI gurney being loaded into position.

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish’s MRI scans show brain reaction to FlashSonar™ click echoes.

Learn more

Read more fascinating stories and learn more about our RESEARCH | SCIENCE | TECH SERVICES

SOCIAL VISIONEERING HIGHLIGHTS

OUR STUDENT LEGACY: OLDER VISIONEERS ‘PAY IT FORWARD’

One of the proudest legacies of the 16+ years of effort by Daniel Kish to teach blind persons to ‘see with sound’ is that older, experienced students are ‘paying it forward’ by inspiring, and sharing knowledge with, a younger generation of blind students.

In fact, our VISIONEERS Instructors were once our earliest students.

Personal Growth High Performance Visioneering Services

include:

Perceptual Navigation Instruction in FlashSonar™ & Perception Cane Training | Student & Family Advocacy | Capacity Building

USA: Blind/Sighted Cycling

Photo of participants in cycling fundraiser.

Visioneers Juan Ruiz and Brian Bushway help lead a trail ride fundraiser of cyclists.

Learn more

SCOTLAND: Ethan Gives Back

Composite photo shows a poster: Ethan David Loch. Charity concert in aid of WAFTB.ORG, The other part of the photo shows Ethan in performance.

Blind piano prodigy Ethan Loch’s fundraising concert to help other blind kids ‘see’.

Learn more

USA: Alcon Event

Photo at 5k fundraising event as participants get underway.

And they’re off! Participants in Alcon-sponsored ‘Walk, Run, Ride’ fundraiser get underway.

Learn more

GLOBAL: #BlindNotBroken

Blind Not Broken frame & photo of Alexia Sloane. 16 year-old award-winning Composer, Linguist, Poet and Writer. Cambridge Young Composer of the year 2016, Composer with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Visioneers student.

Awareness campaign to dispel the perpetuated notion that blind persons aren’t capable.

Learn more

USA: MIT Media Lab

Photo of Daniel Kish with MIT Media lab logo superimposed.

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish M.Ed /M.Psy, gives a Keynote and consults at MIT Media Lab.

Learn more

USA: Pepperdine University

Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured at a podium at Pepperdine University.

Visioneer Brian Bushway, M.Ed, gives a keynote address at his alma-mater in Malibu, CA.

Learn more

USA: Pepperdine University

Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured at a podium at Pepperdine University.

Visioneer Brian Bushway, M.Ed, gives a keynote address at his alma-mater in Malibu, CA.

Learn more

USA: Pepperdine University

Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured at a podium at Pepperdine University.

Visioneer Brian Bushway, M.Ed, gives a keynote address at his alma-mater in Malibu, CA.

Learn more

Read more fascinating stories and learn more about our SOCIAL VISIONEERING SERVICES

LEARN MORE ABOUT VISIONEERS ACROSS ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS

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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.
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MOST POPULAR

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.'
MEDIA: TV|VIDEO: DANIEL KISH VOTED A TOP-TEN TALK AT TED. Image: Daniel Kish, President of World Access For The Blind, stands onstage with the TED logo behind him.

FOLLOW VISIONEERS ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA AND SHARE NEWS OF OUR WORK

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.

INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

Make a secure donation now via PayPal Giving Fund. There are No Fees, so that means 100 percent of your donation goes to World Access For The Blind. If you're donating by credit card, you'll be asked to register a PayPal account if you don't have one already with a simple email address and password. Click here to donate viaPayPal Giving Fund, and Thank You for your contribution.
Pay by credit card or with Apple or Android Pay. Click here to donate via Square.

DONATE BY CHECK

Donations by personal check are also welcome. Please make the check payable to: World Access For The Blind and mail to:

World Access For The Blind

650 N. Rose Drive, #208

Placentia, CA 92870

CORPORATE| ENTERPRISE DONATIONS

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.
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL AND GENEROUS SUPPORT!

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