Thursday, September 12, 2013



Echolocation Poised to Change Blind Mobility

FREEPORT, ME, USA -- The phenomenon of human echolocation, which enhances perceptual mobility within the blind community, has recently had many breakthroughs in the scientific community. Author Tim Johnson explores this skill in his book The Beginner’s Guide to Echolocation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a simplistic guide to demonstrating echolocating through a scientific journey of actionable lessons that refine a person’s natural capability of the skill.

Echolocation is a fundamentally simple skill that many blind people use daily to navigate and understand their environment. This skill is sometimes misunderstood, but Johnson demystifies echolocation in a way that anyone can understand with simple exercises, examples and lessons to begin a successful practice of active echolocation.

The ability to echolocate is something that we all possess, even the sighted. By identifying the shape of objects through sound, the blind community has been able to take on tasks such as riding bikes and other sports, encouraging more independence overall.

“The exercises and lessons provided in this book serve as a foundation for learning echolocation,” author, Tim Johnson, said. “However, The Beginner’s Guide to Echolocating also provides resources to continue you echolocation education for a lifetime. The research on the topic is long overdue, but I am excited to see where it can go now that the scientific community has taken interest.”

This book outlines echolocation in six segments that help clarify what it means to echolocate, realize the benefits of using echolocation and how easy it is to learn, as well as put echolocation into practice with easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons. For more information, visit:
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