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SPECIAL FACEBOOK & TWITTER COVERAGE OF HURRICANE IRMA

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LINK: Image: Persons with special needs line-up to board evacuation buses in Georgia. Captions: IRMA: Special Needs We've compiled emergency info for - and for assisting - persons with disabilities in the path of hurricane Irma. Tips to shelter-in-place | How to evacuate | What to take to, and expect from, a shelter. Click to go to the page.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames a man walking beside another man in a manual wheelchair in shin-deep water in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Caption: Mandatory Evacuations. How to assist the physically impaired.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames a group of special needs patients in motorized wheelchairs or walking with an escort as they wait to be evacuated from an airport in Port Arthur, Texas during Hurricane Rita. Caption: Mandatory Evacuations. How to assist persons with special needs.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames a photo of people at an Evacuation Shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami. Some people have set up small tents while others are using airbeds or foldout cots. Caption: Mandatory Evacuations. What to take to an evacuation shelter.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames a photo of blind Marine Veteran Enrique Alva being assisted by a volunteer as he's evacuated from his home in Houston just before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. Caption: Mandatory Evacuations. How to assist blind, disabled and elderly.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames two women using ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate in a public setting. Caption: Mandatory Evacuations. How to assist deaf/hearing impaired.
WAFTB Facebook module frames a map of the projected path of Hurricane Irma. Caption: Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Checklist for blind and disabled in her path.
WAFTB Facebook Module frames a photo of an Evacuation Route Sign pictured against dark clouds in the sky. Caption: Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Evacuation checklist for blind and disabled.
WAFTB Facebook module frames a photo of a harnessed Golden retriever service dog standing next to its master in a wheelchair. Caption: Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Evacuation information for service dogs.

OUR REGULAR POSTS ON FACEBOOK

WAFTB STUDENT KEVIN RISES TO A HIGHER LEVEL

We’re always happy to hear from our current and former students on how they’re doing, and on what a positive difference learning FlashSonar™ Echolocation is making in their life.

So it is with Kevin Lowe. He’s a survivor of some tough circumstances, but he’s making the most of what he’s learned, as profiled in Plantation Living Magazine. Read more at our Facebook page.

WAFTB Facebook module frames a photo of Jake Olson, Number 61 on the University of Southern California Trojans football team running off the field with a teammate. Caption: Congratulations Jake Olson! Former WAFTB student makes winning debut snap.

WAY TO GO JAKE OLSON!

Former World Access For The Blind student Jake Olson makes a winning debut in Pac-12 football with the USC Trojans.

WAFTB’s Daniel Kish and Brian Bushway worked with Jake as he was progressively losing his sight at the age of 12. He had previously lost his left eye to retinal cancer at 10 months of age. Read more at our Facebook Page.

WAFTB Facebook module frames photos of WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructor Brian Bushway working with Jake Olson. The middle photo shows Lead Instructor Daniel Kish working with student Nava. The third photo shows a young Humoody Smith, another of our students. Caption: Our students 'Pay It Forward'. Providing inspiration and opportunity for others.DUSC’s BLIND SNAPPER JAKE OLSON INSPIRES OTHER BLIND STUDENTS

World Access for the Blind has been teaching blind persons to see with sound for over 16 years.

We’ve been doing this long enough now that the inspiration is cascading across subsequent age groups, as is the ‘paying it forward’, sometimes without knowing. Such is the case with three of our students: Jake, Humoody and Nava. Read more at our Facebook Page.

Our study tops reddit science. Our FlashSonar echolocation validated by science. Image: Screen grab of 'The New Reddit Journal Of Science' webpage with the post about echolocation at the top of the list.

ASSIGNMENT DURHAM: OUR RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP STUDY TOPS REDDIT SCIENCE JOURNAL

‘Seeing with Sound’ Study Chronicles the Science of Human Echolocation’

World Access For The Blind has been proud to be a research partner with Durham University in the U.K. as one of the many Academic Research projects we participate in. Read more at our Facebook page.

ASSIGNMENT: FREEDOM

New Scientist Magazine interviewed WAFTB President Daniel Kish about the new ‘Seeing With Sound‘ study that he participated in at Durham University.

But the conversation didn’t end there. Daniel had a lot more to say in advocating for the rights of blind people in the resulting article. Read more at our Facebook Page.

ASSIGNMENT DURHAM: ‘Seeing With Sound’ Study covered by NewScientist.com

WAFTB: Editor’s Note: The article mentions that we can familiarize ourselves with and sketch an unfamiliar room, but fails to mention more complex outdoor environments where we can do the same. ‘This Is How Some Blind People Are Able To Echolocate Like Bats’ By Clare Wilson.

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ASSIGNMENT DURHAM: Global Press covers new ‘Seeing With Sound’ study

Our pitch phrase is ‘Our Vision Is Sound | Our Method Is Science | Our Results Change Lives’.

Today, we’re focusing on the Science as we mark the release of a new study that World Access for the Blind has been a research partner in that looks at human echolocation in unprecedented detail.  Read more at our Facebook page.

The Science of Echolocation. Measuring the acoustic properties of our clicks. Image: Photo of WATB perceptual navigation instructor Juan Ruiz wearing sensors is superimposed against a background of colored measurement graphs from the study.

ASSIGNMENT DURHAM: OUR RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PRODUCES NEW STUDY RESULTS

‘Seeing with Sound’ Study Chronicles the Science of Human Echolocation’

World Access For The Blind has been proud to be a research partner with Durham University in the U.K. as one of the many Academic Research programs we participate in with Dr. Lore Thaler. Read more at our Facebook Page.

WAFTB Facebook Module: Image shown is a screengrab of the profile page featuring a photo of Daniel Kish walking in the foothills of mountains in Iceland. Captions read: Magazine profile of Daniel. 'Profitable Practice' in doctors' offices in U.S. and Canada.

DANIEL KISH PROFILED IN ‘PROFITABLE PRACTICE’ MAGAZINE

Daniel Kish, the lead Founder and President of World Access for the Blind is a ‘notable profile’ in the summer edition of Profitable Practice.

It’s a magazine published for medical professionals in Canada and the United States.

Read more at our Facebook Page.

HURRICANE HARVEY: FLOODING WORSENS IN AFTERMATH

If you are or know someone who is blind, low-vision, living with a disability or elderly and in need of help getting to safety, CALL 1-800-626-4959. 

Some news sites ands blogs are reporting that people with disabilities are being turned away from some shelters or being denied sign language interpreters. Read more at our Facebook page.

WAFTB Facebook Module frames a Photo of previous flooding in a trailer park on the Texas Gulf Coast. Caption: What to do if your home floods. Keep exterior doors closed; and more tips.

HURRICANE HARVEY: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR HOME FLOODS

Some flood survival tips, regardless of whether you’re blind, low-vision or sighted: The National Hurricane Center warns that it’s not just storm surges and high tides that cause flooding during a hurricane. The bands of rainfall that sweep out from the storm’s eye can quickly dump inches of rain on already saturated areas, leading to inland flash flooding. Read more at our Facebook Page.

HURRICANE HARVEY CATEGORY 4

We’re thinking of all our blind and low-vision clients and friends along the Texas Gulf Coast tonight as Hurricane Harvey remains a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130mph, gusting up to 160 mph.

A ‘life-threatening catastrophic’ storm surge of 9 to 13 feet is expected between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. Read more at our Facebook Page.

Promo Banner. Poster reads: Ethan David Loch. Music in Lanark. Charity Concert in support of World Access For The Blind.Photo: Ethan David Loch performs in front of an audience in Lanark, Scotland. Captions read: Playing it Forward. 13 year old blind musical prodigy wants to share what he's learned fromus with other blind children. Be wowed by Ethan's 'Impromptu Masterpiece' and congtribute to the 'Standing Ovation Donation'.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL AND GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Every 5 seconds someone goes blind. We can teach them a new way to see. Your donation at waftb.org helps us to reach them. Image shows an outline of a stopwatch with 5 seconds highlighted in yellow and an inset photo of Kristy Hooper clapping her hands while her blind daughter Lily-Grace plays a tamourine.
Every 5 seconds someone goes blind. We can teach them a new way to see. Your donation at waftb.org helps us to reach them. Image shows an outline of a stopwatch with 5 seconds highlighted in yellow and an inset photo of Daniel Kish kneeling on the floor beside a two year old student has they discover FlashSonar echoes in a bowl.
Every 5 seconds someone goes blind. We can teach them a new way to see. Your donation at waftb.org helps us to reach them. Image shows an outline of a stopwatch with 5 seconds highlighted in yellow and an inset photo of WAFTB Perceptual Navigation Instructor Juan Ruiz clapping his hands as he gauges the size of a square in Bangkok as he trains blind students there.

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