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.   

No Barriers Summit 2013

First time Tyrolean Traverse over a 300 foot waterfall in Telluride...awesome! 

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  Born without a right hand. Learned how to play violin. Played for Pres Bush and Pope John Paul and been a TED speaker. His dream was to climb a mountain and play Amazing Grace for a group of No Barriers climbers. We made it happen.

 

Born without a right hand. Learned how to play violin. Played for Pres Bush and Pope John Paul and been a TED speaker. His dream was to climb a mountain and play Amazing Grace for a group of No Barriers climbers. We made it happen.

Get your wife going as well!