DISRUPTING TIRED OLD MYTHS: ACTIVATING FORWARD-THINKING PERCEPTIONS & ACTIONS
For far too many generations, the prevailing image of a blind person has been an illustration or photo of someone sitting on a blanket or a piece of cardboard with a tin cup and a small sign that reads
Help Me. I am blind.
More recently, you may have encountered a viral video online about the power of words that changed the sign to read:
It’s a beautiful day and I can’t see it.
There followed a deluge of coins into the tin cup, perhaps well-intended, but no less de-humanizing in how it portrays the blind subject as helpless and doomed to a life of begging.
WANT TO MAKE YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE MORE ACTIVATIONAL?
Then book one of our VISIONEERS for a keynote speech or a VISIONEERING Workshop and watch as they go mythbusting and shift into Activational Drive to re-engineer and re-calibrate everyone’s perceptions of the capabilities of blind people and how we teach them a new way to see with sound by seeing and thinking about the world around them in a new way.
When it’s a beautiful day, our students are outside making the most of it!
You can also learn how we teach sighted people to see through the dark unknown of challenges at home, school or work and join the ranks of TED, Proctor & Gamble, PayPal, PopTech, and other Fortune 500s that have booked and acclaimed our
ACTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS HIGHLIGHTS
GLOBAL: Zero Project 2018
Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish gives a Keynote Address at the Zero Project 2018 Conference at the Unnited Nations Headquarters in Vienna where he is also presented with a Zero Project Innovative Practice Award for Visioneers’ | WAFTB’s teaching of FlashSonar Echolocation.
Watch Daniel’s Keynote and learn more about the Award on our Zero Project Page.
GLOBAL: TED Conference
Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish is named a Top Ten Talk at the 2015 TED event in Vancouver.
As TED writes: “Daniel Kish has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. In a rousing talk, Kish shows how this works – and asks us all to let go of our fear of the dark unknown.”
Watch the video, (almost 1.2M views) and visit Daniel’s TED page.
Testimonial from Chris Anderson: Chief Curator of TED:
“Daniel, THANK YOU. you were wonderful! You’ve got an amazingly compelling way of speaking — curiosity and intelligence and interest oozing out of every phrase that you utter. It’s so listenable to! You talk as if you’re alive and thinking through every word, and I absolutely love that!”
See and hear Chris and Daniel chat at the 10:53 mark in the video.
GLOBAL: PopTech Conference
Daniel Kish voted Talk Of The Day at PopTech for his talk on Blindness & Freedom.
PopTech writes: “Kish’s organization, World Access for the Blind, trains the visually impaired to achieve greater freedom and mobility through echolocation, a technique that simulates a bat’s night vision of perceiving the environment through sound.”
Testimonial from Andrew Zolli Curator and Executive-Director of PopTech:
“This is just a small, belated note to THANK YOU, again, for your participation in PopTech this year. I heard nothing but great things about your talk and I hope you enjoyed the experience of being with us in Camden.”
After a standing ovation for his Activational Keynote at IdeaFestival 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, Daniel Kish takes part in a moderated Q&A Session with Founder Kris Kimel.
IFTV writes:”Daniel Kish has worked with tens of thousands of blind clients and families to help break down the barriers to realizing the potential for blind people.”
Testimonial from Kris Kimel Founder of IdeaFestival:
“Daniel, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to present at the IdeaFestival. Your talk was great and incredibly informative and insightful. You are doing amazing work.”
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World Access For The Blind
650 N. Rose Drive, #208
Placentia, CA 92870