Services: Directory. Visioneers logo is superimposed over a blurred video frame of Daniel Kish working with students in Germany. Captions: High Performance Visioneering solutions for blind persons | blindness professionals | schools | Enterprise | More. We teach the blind to see with sound | We teach the sighted to see through challenges.
Quote: When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Helen Keller. Image: Silhouette of Daniel Kish walking with a full-length cane and backpack.
Category link: Activational Speakers. Image of Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish onstage at the global TED Conference.
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: Professional Visioneering. Visioneer Brian Bushway is pictured instructing at a recreational sports clinic on accessibility.
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.

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 HIGHLIGHTS

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’, followed by 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 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 ‘thermonuclear’ on the myths of old and shift into warp drive to re-engineer everyone’s perceptions of the capabilities of blind people and how we teach them a new way to see with sound by thinking in a new way about the world around them.

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 & acclaimed our Speakers.

Watch a few samples below and see more on our ACTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS page.

GLOBAL: TED Conference

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

Watch Daniel’s presentation.

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.

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GLOBAL: PopTech Conference

Image shows Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish gives an activational talk onstage with the PopTech logo behind him.

Daniel Kish voted ‘Talk Of The Day’ at PopTech for his talk on ‘Blindness & Freedom’.

Watch Daniel’s presentation.

USA: Braille Institute

Photo of Juan Ruiz and Brian Bushway onstage.

Visioneers Brian Bushway, and Juan Ruiz speak at The National Braille Challenge.

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Watch more videos for a sample of what our ACTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS can provide for your eventArrow link to Personal Growth.

PERSONAL 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

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 PERSONAL VISIONEERING SERVICESArrow link to Personal Growth.

PROFESSIONAL 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

THAILAND: Coaching Clinics

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

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USA: Recreational Clinics

USA: Recreational Clinics. Photo of soccer clinic shows balls in plastic bags.

Teaching blind kids & coaches how to make more sports inclusive using adaptive fixes.

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SWITZERLAND: Workshops

Visioneering along a mountain path in a vista that they are learning to see in a new way.

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CHILE: Instructor Clinics

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish, and Visioneer Juan Ruiz stand for a photo with O&M Instructors and students in Chile.

Visioneering FlashSonar™ and Perception Cane training for O&M coaches/students.

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Read more inspiring stories and learn more about our PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

EDUCATION 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: School Science Day

Visioneer Brian Bushway is puctured holding a reflective board as he stands at the front of a classroom in Los Angeles.

Visioneering presentation by Brian Bushway on Science Day at an L.A. area school.

Learn more

UK: Support for Lily-Grace

Advocating for a blind girl’s right to use a long cane at school – a viral story.

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MEXICO: School Orientation

Visioneer Juan Ruiz is pictyred working with a young blind girl on her visiioneering skills at school in Mexico.

Visioneer Juan Ruiz puts this blind student through her Visioneering steps at school.

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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.

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Read more inspiring stories and learn more about our EDUCATION VISIONEERING SERVICES

ENTERPRISE 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: Consulting at Apple

Screengrab from Apple.com Accessibility. Text reads We believe that technology should be available to everyone. Image shows a blind young man taking a photo of two people using Voiceover on the iPhone.

Providing feedback & guidance on policies, products, software & accessible initiatives.

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USA: PayPal Keynote

Image: Photograph of the exterior of PayPal's Headquarters showing two building wings joined at a central atrium.

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish presents a keynote address at PayPal’s corporate HQ.

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USA: Proctor & Gamble

Image: Daniel Kish onstage at the Proctor and Gamble Keynote. Some of the companies products are generically placed into shelves on the background set.

Lead Visioneer Daniel Kish presents a keynote address at P&G’s Annual Meeting.

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USA: Scottish American

Image: Daniel Kish and Brian Bushway lead employees of Scottish American Insurance through the outdoor portion of a FlashSonar workshop. All the participants are wearing blindfolds.

‘Breaking Through The Dark Unknown’ indoor & outdoor Visioneering™ Workshops.

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Read more inspiring stories and learn more about our ENTERPRISE VISIONEERING SERVICES

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.

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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.

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USA: CBS ‘Criminal Minds’

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

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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