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.   

RAGBRAI 2013

Over 400 miles and a week later. We completed RAGBRAI 2013. I will post more in days to come but no question it was unforgettable and a blast. We hit barriers with lots of hills, wind and tired legs as we went 63 miles today but we dug deeper, aimed higher and reached farther than we thought possible this week. Thanks to an incredible guide, bike driver and friend John Berigan for asking me to tackle this adventure together!

 

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Cool wireless technology bluetooth to hearing aid with microphone on front biker on tandem!

Cool wireless technology bluetooth to hearing aid with microphone on front biker on tandem!

  RAGBRAI : memory maker and does not have to be a budget buster. What is your next adventure? Post it below once you write it the doors of opportunity, possibility and potential open for you.

 

RAGBRAI : memory maker and does not have to be a budget buster. What is your next adventure? Post it below once you write it the doors of opportunity, possibility and potential open for you.

Register's Annual Bike Race Against Iowa - The world's largest. oldest and longest bike race in the world.  Imagine 35,000 - 50,000 bikers per day criss-crossing the state for a week!

Register's Annual Bike Race Against Iowa - The world's largest. oldest and longest bike race in the world.  Imagine 35,000 - 50,000 bikers per day criss-crossing the state for a week!