Science, Technology, and Higher Education

The Brain's Imaging System: Echolocation in Humans - Seminar and Demonstration

July 12, 2010; University of tuebingen

Daniel Kish delivers a presentation and demonstration about the brain's imaging system and it's development in blind individuals to students and faculty at the Institute of neurobiology.

Organizer: Professor Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler

The Brain's Imaging System

July 9, 2010; Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Daniel Kish delivers a presentation about the brain's imaging system and it's development in blind individuals to neurologists at the department of Biology II.

Organized by Professor Dr. Lutz Wiegrebe

Thanks to our sponsor:
Munich Center for Neurosciences.

The Need for User Centered Wearable Devices for the Blind

Daniel Kish, Plenary Session

"This talk focuses on outlining some of the challenges that modern technology presents disabled individuals. Blindness is emphasized as an example that exemplifies the issues faced."

Science and Technology

A library of academic and applied publications, programs, and video presentations about the scientific study of our approach to perceptual navigation, as well as the science behind it, and its applications. All of these pieces reference our work. We provided technical consulting for most of these pieces, and authored or co-authored several of them.

Sound Vision: The Consciousness of Seeing with Sound

Toward a Science of Consciousness - 2012 Plenary Session
Daniel Kish

Presents on the popular philosophical issue of what it's like to be a bat, with perspectives of neural science and psychology.

No Sight, No Limits: How the Blind Learn to See

Brain Development and Learning Conference - July 25, 2013
Daniel Kish

"Under-development of self-direction seems common but unnecessary among blind people, and often leads to passive dependence and under achievement. We demonstrate and discuss conditions that foster or disrupt the development of the process of self directed achievement, as well as methods for remediation. We show that self directed achievement is optimized by natural perceptual engagement, rather than structured skills repertoire. Emphasis is given to the activation of the imaging system as suggested by recent brain scan studies. Hands on demonstrations of FlashSonar imaging and its application to freedom of movement are provided."

Brain Awareness Week 2014

Prof. Mel Goodale (Brain and Mind Institute) and Brian Bushway (World Access for the Blind)
Keynote Speakers
The Center for Integrative Neuroscience: University of Nevada, Reno

"Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The Integrative Neuroscience Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience presented a host of student oriented activities at UNR to celebrate and explore the wonders of the brain."

Mindshare LA: Puts Innovation and Research to a Test in Solving Modern Challenges

Daniel Kish - September 21, 2011

"Program Features Daniel Kish, President of World Access for the Blind - 'Echolocation & Giving Sight to the Blind' ..."
"Mindshare LA stirs up another evening of innovation, thought and play - speaker line-up explores the implementation of sound in giving sight to the blind, the importance of biosphere exploration, how respect for the work-place boss depends on culture, and more."

Sonar Imaging and Navigation in Blind Humans

Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO),
International Conference - 2015
Daniel Kish, Keynote

Bio-acoustics in Humans and Animals

International Syposiums, University of Southern Denmark, Kerteminde - 2009, 2010

Daniel Kish delivered keynotes and plenary sessions on human sonar, including auditory scene analysis and training. Present were some of the world's top experts and scientists on bio-acoustics.

Conference: Acoustical Society of America - December 2000

Daniel Kish and World Access for the Blind team hold press conference and demonstrations at the meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in connection with Dr. Leslie Kay, keynote speaker on the technical achievements of "sonic vision" or "seeing with sound".