Entries by Steve Baskis

How to sail in the dark

My mind was boiling and churning up ideas about how to sail blind way before our trip began. Some of those ideas were how to understand distance, direction, speed, proximity to objects and maybe most importantly communication. “So how do you do this blind”? Well, my friend Urban who is familiar with blind sailing, 40,000… Continue Reading How to sail in the dark

Sailing Blind

Be radical in thought and design… During February and March Blind Endeavors Foundation and a few blind veterans are going to learn how to sail on open water. Our goal is to document and record this project with the hopes of better understanding how some blind veterans can sail independently. Who’s the best person to ask… Continue Reading Sailing Blind

Screen readers 

Screen readers are so amazing, They give me the ability to navigate a computer system completely independent from a sighted person. I often wonder what the future holds and where things will go with technology for the blind. When I lost my vision in May 2008, I knew almost nothing about the blind and visually… Continue Reading Screen readers 

Visit to the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired

First off, a special thanks to Victor, Sarah and Mike for volunteering at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. If not for their hard work and dedication, 50 Schools / 50 States would not be possible… The Blind Endeavors Team set out for Jacksonville, Illinois on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2015. Our mission was… Continue Reading Visit to the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired

Yankee Jim Canyon

In July of 2014, a friend named Lonnie Bedwell invited me to The Out of Sight Team River Runner Clinic in Emigrant, Montana. The preplanned Team River Runner trip was a wild adrenaline pumping adventure on a few of The Yellowstone Rivers white water rapids. Lonnie Bedwell, a fellow veteran who lost his vision in… Continue Reading Yankee Jim Canyon

Blind Kayaking

Steve Baskis shares a some of his thoughts while kayaking on the West Yellowstone River. The trip was part of the “OuttaSight Clinic” sponsored by Team River Runner and consisted of five visually impaired veterans. [x_video_embed type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed]

Bastille Crack

In life we all face challenges. I consider my loss of sight a challenge, but trying to earn a degree, find a job or purchase a home are all challenges as well. So why do some people seek out physical challenges, like climbing a rock tower in the middle of the wilderness? For me it… Continue Reading Bastille Crack