Bill Barkeley

deaf-blind adventurer, advocate & storyteller (public speaker)

 

Bill is a deaf-blind adventurer & public speaker (storyteller) that speaks and does adventure projects to people around the world - disabled or not - on building a pioneering, adventuring spirit and overcoming the challenges in their lives.  Bill's work is about helping others get to a better place in this world and paying it forward in a life that has been rich beyond his wildest imagination.

Bill's groundbreaking climb covered on Good Morning America was to share a personal journey about building a life within the context of your abilities and disabilities.  He is a pioneer with assistive technologies for the hearing and vision impaired and the deaf-blind. 

Bill is one of 15,000 in the United States and 100,000 in the world with Usher's Syndrome which progressively robs its victims of both hearing and vision over the course of their lifetime.   

See why in many ways he believes that it may be the best thing that ever happened to him.   

Mighty Mac Labor Day Run 2013

Invited by MI Gov. Rick Snyder Fitness Foundation to be one of 500 people to run the Mighty Mackinac Bridge tomorrow with my guides John Berigan and Mike Crete. Should be a cool experience...it's Pure Michigan!

  

 

Pure Michigan Sunrise over the Mighty Mac!

Pure Michigan Sunrise over the Mighty Mac!

No Barriers Team... 50+ years and trucking!

No Barriers Team... 50+ years and trucking!

Baddest guides a runner could have! 

Baddest guides a runner could have!