Born: 1970

Hometown: Cologne, Germany

Education: Central Asian Studies at Bonn University, Germany

Occupation: Co-founder/director Braille Without Borders and kanthari

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

Favorite Place to Be: Tibet, Kerala, the world

Best Discovery: Creating a Braille script for the Tibetan language

Favorite Items in the Field: Pronto Braille computer

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

Hobbies: White water kayaking, reading, writer

Website: www.braillewithoutborders.org

Advice: No borders for the blind! 

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