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Anderes Sehen e.V.

managed by S. Zimmermann

About us

Anderes Sehen (which means "a different way of seeing"), founded in April 2011 by a couple with a blind child, is the first organization in Germany to support blind children in the age before entering school. We claim that it is absolutely necessary to give already those little ones at least the same support as sighted children do receive.

The Situation
Actually blind children in Germany do not have a chance to learn to walk and navigate fearless by themselves due to the fact that they do not get white canes when learning to walk. Also there is not a single book available in Germany for those kids to learn basics of the world in opposite to thousands for sighted children. Also there is no knowledge or training flash sonar to them, which is a proven and well known technique of the blind to orientate and navigate through unknown terrain by tongue clicking and "seeing" the echo-image. Further there is a lack of trust in the possibilities of blind children which causes a restricted mobility and a low self-confidence in their later life.

Our Vision
Anderes Sehen wants to achieve that blind people in Germany can live a life without given limits, but only with their own limits. We help them to get an early education and early self driven mobility. We support a no limits attitude for the children and their parents.

What We Do
In order to achieve those goals we invented a special children's high tech white cane for less than 20€. We researched for suitable books abroad and are currently negotiating with a french publisher to produce them in German. We organize and give trainings for children, parents, teachers and even professional mobility trainers. We send out information, do political work and provide a website with a huge knowledge base.

All this we do as two people, aside to our jobs. We are deeply thankful for any help.

Latest project news

Endlich ein ABC-Buch auch für blinde Kinder

  S. Zimmermann  20 August 2020 at 04:31 PM

Es geht auch anders: P wie Pups! Dieses ABC-Buch macht Spaß!

Wir haben das erste inklusive #ABC-Buch für blinde Kinder rechtzeitig zum #Schulstart herausgebracht. Dank Ihrer Spenden wurde aus einem vierjährigen, immer wieder von technischen Rückschlägen gebeutelten Projekt ein Zauberkasten der (auch taktilen) Kunst. Voller unsichtbarer, aber fühlbarer Überraschungen und sichtbarer Abenteuer! Es ist für ALLE KINDER gemacht! Wie kommt's? Man kann es mit den Augen UND mit den Fingern lesen und betrachten – und zwar nicht nur den Text.

Ein taktil und visuell künstlerisches Meisterwerk illustriert von Sophie Lucie Herken! Auch für Erwachsene ... bahnbrechend und inspirierend.
Voll Spaß und voll cooooool!

Wir bedanken uns ganz herzlich bei allen, die uns mit Geld und Spenden oder auch pro bono Mitarbeit unterstützt und begleitet haben. Ohne dies wäre dieses Buch nie möglich gewesen.

Wir arbeiten schon am nächsten Buch und bereiten gerade auch ein neues Klicksonar-Trainingswochenende für blinde Kinder vor. Wir freuen uns über eure weitere Unterstützung!

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