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WAFTBWorld Access for the Blind (Long Beach, CA)
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Daniel Kish, founder of the nonprofit organization World Access for the Blind, has been teaching what he calls "FlashSonar" to the unsighted for nearly 15 years.
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As president of World Access for the Blind, Kish has developed bio-acoustics based on animal sonar to help humans form "mental maps" of surroundings.
He was taught by blind Californian Daniel Kish, 41, who founded the World Access for the Blind charity.
Through Common Sense we met Dan Kish, 41, a blind American man who'd founded World Access for the Blind. He had given a talk on a sonic skill which he'd pioneered called echolocation - using sound to identify objects by the echoes they produce.
Eric Guillory, director of Youth Services at the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston; Daniel Kish, founder and chief executive officer of World Access for the Blind in Huntington Beach, California, and an orientation and mobility instructor; Mark Nelson, chief operating officer for the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix, Arizona; and Sandy Ruconich, assistive technology specialist at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and past president (2006-2008) of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, all spoke to me about their own experiences, which provide context for this Practice Perspectives feature.
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