TEDx Talks

Daniel Kish: Top Ten TED Talks for 2015

TED: Truth and Dare, Vancouver - March, 2015

"How I use sonar to navigate the worl" Daniel Kish is listed as one of the top ten talks from the TED2015 main stage, also featured in TED highlights, and featured in TED's online Ideas Magazine. "A Walk with the Real-Life Bat Man" Daniel Delivers a warmly stirring and personal perspective on his own life, blindness, and helping others to navigate their challenges.

No Sight, No Limits: the Blind Teach a New Way to See

TEDx Long Beach - July, 2011
By Daniel Kish

The theme of the event is "Thriving: Well-Being, Creative Cultures, Sustainability, Lifelong Learning" Daniel provides an overview of our approach along with why it is relevant, and provides an audience participation demonstration.

John Pak on FlashSonar

TEDxCambridge - November, 2011

"John Pak is a Program Specialist at the Organizational Capability Office, within the Office of Human Capital Management at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this talk he helps us understand how to navigate a sighted world without sight." Gives a perspective on Daniel training his "super hero power" when he was an 11 year old boy.

Daniel Kish - Teacher, campaigner

TEDx Observer, London - March, 2012

"What do you mean you have blind vision? At one year old, Daniel was diagnosed with a cancer called retinoblastoma, which destroys the retinas. … his eyes were removed, in order to save his life. Now 46 Daniel uses 'echolocation' -- sending sound waves from his tongue that bounce off physical objects and allows him to gauge his whereabouts -- to help him to navigate the world in remarkable ways. … and he has dedicated himself to teaching the technique to a new generation of blind children in America and throughout the world. Many blind children intuitively use clicks to orient themselves but this behaviour is often discouraged by mainstream blind organisations and carers. Here, Daniel will explain why 'that tongue click was everything to me".

Teaching the blind to navigate the world using tongue clicks: Daniel Kish

TEDx Gateway, Mumbai - December, 2012

"Daniel Kish is an American expert in human echolocation and President of World Access for the Blind, a non-profit founded in 2000 to facilitate "the self-directed achievement of people with all forms of blindness" and increase public awareness about their strengths and capabilities. Kish and his organization have taught echolocation to at least 500 blind children around the world. Kish, who has been blind since he was 13 months old, is the first totally blind person to be a legally Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist … He also holds masters degrees in developmental psychology and special education."