Born: 1970

Hometown: Cologne, Germany Education: Central Asian Studies at Bonn University, Germany

Occupation: Co-founder of Braille Without Borders (Tibet), an international organization for the blind in developing countries, and kanthari international (India), which has trained 100s of social change makers from 50+ countries

Expedition: Climbing Blind expedition in 2004 (6,500 meters)

Favorite Places: Tibet, Kerala, the world

Best Discovery: Creating a Braille script for the Tibetan language

Favorite Item in the Field: Pronto Braille computer

Personal Hero: Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French resistance, WWII

Hobbies: White water kayaking, reading, writing

Book: My Path Leads to Tibet


Advice: No borders for the blind!

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