"We truly can see with our brain's." - J louchart
Freaks of Nature - January, 2014
Off the Fence Productions
J Louchart, one of our Perceptual Navigation Coaches in training, is show-cased explaining how FlashSonar provides visual images to a totally blind person, and demonstrates by using his own FlashSonar to navigate a mile long obstacle course through the snow covered forests of Colorado. View the full length documentary (S01E09) here.
A series of eloquent articles and radio interviews detailing a three day training Austin received from our Perceptual Navigation instructor, J Louchart, and how he proceeded to further develop and apply his skills.
Amazon - 2012
by Tim Johnson and Justin Louchart
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Vision Forward Association
J Louchart speaks about Flash Sonar, an echolocation technique used by some people with visual impairments for orientation and mobility.
J Louchart discusses how to integrate Perceptual Navigation Techniques such as FlashSonar and the perceptually-based Full-Length cane with any students existing goals. "Learn to use these techniques to begin increasing your students awareness of and engagement with their surroundings in any situation."
" If you can't see with your eyes, you need other ways of recognizing your environment in order to maneuver through it. Like bats, humans can also use echolocation. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey speak with Daniel Kish and J Louchart of World Access for the Blind about 'Flash Sonar', an echolocation technique they developed and teach worldwide."
"What would it be like to echolocate like a bat or a dolphin? Amazingly, some humans have mastered this skill. Chris is led blindfold through a maze by echolocation ('flash sonar') expert Justin Louchart, to experience the world like a dolphin."
Detailed reflections. Matthias was 4 years old when J Louchart began working with him.