Are you interested in design, accessibility, and creating assistive technology?

How do you go from losing your sight as an infant to seeing with sound as the "real-life Bat Man"?

It's been an incredible journey for Daniel Kish, from the moment he could walk, to traveling the world and helping light the way for generations of blind people of all ages who might otherwise be left behind in "dark" isolation and dependency.

Daniel Kish is one of the world's foremost inspirational speakers. Blind since he was 13 months old, Daniel has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish shows how this works and asks us all to let go of our fear of the dark unknown.

Kish's lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in Shaffer 3.

We will also be offering a design challenge where student teams of two to three would propose technologies and ideas for assisting the visually impaired. Lunch with Kish will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also indicate whether you are interested in the additional event.

Please register your interest in participating here.

This event is sponsored by: