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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Echolocation: Seeing with Sound

Thursday, July 22 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bats, whales and other animals create sounds that bounce off objects to learn information about their environments. The strategy, called echolocation, helps them find prey and navigate under dark ocean depths and dark nighttime skies. Echolocation is now currently being researched as a tool for people with vision loss to also learn about the details of their surroundings.

In this interesting discussion, Siobhan Midgley, CVRT, COMS, provides an overview of human echolocation, its benefits and practical uses for individuals with vision loss. You’ll learn:

  • What is passive echolocation?
  • What is active echolocation?
  • How is echolocation used as an orientation and mobility tool?

To join us for this exciting new topic, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Siobhan Midgley.