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Daniel Kish: TED: How I Use Sonar to Navigate The World
Daniel Kish: TEDx: Teaching the blind to navigate the world using tongue clicks
Daniel Kish: 12 Years of Daniel Kish
Daniel Kish: Blind Vision
Daniel Kish: Blindness No Obstacle

Daniel Kish

5x TED/TEDx Speaker, Activator of Change, Inspirational Real-Life Bat Man, Motivational Blind Visionary, Global Panelist, Modern Day Explorer, Founder and President of World Access for the Blind

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About Daniel Kish


Totally blind, Daniel taught himself a new way to see. Through World Access For The Blind, he teaches individuals, educators and Fortune 500s a new way to see through everyday challenges. Voted one of the top 10 speakers at TED2015 and PopTech's 'Talk Of The Day,' and featured in over 150 major publications and broadcasts reaching an audience of over 2 billion viewers around the globe, Daniel has served thousands of clients from Fortune 500s ...

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Blind Vision

Daniel tells the story of how restriction, limitation, lack of freedom, and fear can cripple people with sight and without. His presentation guides the audience through the inspiring story of innovation and ...

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Among the many monikers bestowed on him, Daniel refers to himself as an activational presenter, because his audiences go away more than delighted and inspired - activated with a deeper purpose to improve ...

Activating Creativity and Positive Transformation: Lessons learned from blind people who have learned to see.

Creativity can be defined as bringing something new or distinctive into being. Positive transformation can be defined as catalyzing the evolution of something into something more. In order to bring something ...

Latest Book

Echo Location and Flash Sonar by Daniel Kish
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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.

Andrew, Director - PopTech

Thank you for an extraordinary talk. 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!

Chris, CEO - TED

I am inspired by your continued contribution to the fulfillment of others. You are truly a dream maker and providing a lasting contribution to the success and happiness of those you serve.

Gene, Executive Director - Washington Student Achievement Council

Daniel, I really appreciated your contributions to our large student body at the residency and my smaller class. Your stories and comments on their observations were right on target. You pressed them farther.

Dr. Cheryl Keen, Professor - Walden University

Daniel held the audience spellbound with his talk and awestruck with his echolocation demonstrations.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Australia, Visions Magazine

I can not express here how impressed I am that he has taken a disability like being blind and in turn evolved a new modality of sensory perception and consciousness. In addition, he is able to teach other blind people how to do this.

John K. Grandy, PA, M.S.
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WAFTB is proud to announce that "KISH", a film profile ofWorld Access for the BlindLead Founder and President Daniel Kish, has been awarded the prize for 'Best Documentary Short' at the [i] Ashland Independent Film Festival ...

World Access for the Blind | Navigating the World Using Flash Sonar

"It's impressions about blindness that are far more threatening to blind people than the blindness itself.Think for a moment about your own impressions of blindness. Think about your ...

TED Talk: How I Navigate the World Using Flash Sonar

"Impressions about blindness are far more threatening to blind people than blindness itself.";