National Geographic Interviews

National Geographic Weekend

Boyd Madison - January 15, 2012

"When Daniel lost his sight as an infant, he quickly adapted another method of relating to the world around him. Without understanding it, he began to click his tongue in a way that allowed him to hear objects—a form of human sonar. He now helps others without sight navigate the world."

The New Age of Exploration: Modern Risk Takers

National Geographic Magazine - July, 2013

Daniel Kish is among a handful of modern explorers showcased to comemborate 125 years of National Geographic. This article and video is about Daniel's work through World Access for the Blind. "The 21st-Century explorer can make good use of the latest technology; can communicate from almost anywhere on Earth, even atop Mount Everest; ... explorers of today are in many ways just like their foremothers and forefathers. They put their physical selves in jeopardy, ... If their mission is not popular in scientific circles, they may face the criticism of colleagues. And sometimes they must dig deep into their own pockets just to keep on going. ... explorers who press the limits."