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Amar Latif

by: Alexandra Nava-Baltimore

Amar Latif, “the blind guy who wants to show you the world,” has devoted his life to traveling the globe and helping others who are blind or sighted to experience this too. At the age of 18, Latif lost 95% of his eyesight due to an incurable eye condition. During his third year of college, Latif spent the year studying abroad in Canada, which led him to realize that traveling the world was possible for him. He felt the travel bug, and Latif applied to several travel companies to be a solo blind traveler, but unfortunately, they rejected him due to his disability. In turn, he created Traveleyes in 2004, which gives people the opportunity to attend group holiday trips with people with and without disabilities to create multi-sensory travel experiences. Paris, Barcelona, and Turkey are just some of the incredible destinations they have visited. 

In addition to Traveleyes, Latif is a public speaker who motivates all who have the privilege to hear him when he discusses inclusivity, travel, and his entrepreneurial work. Latif is a fundraiser and supporter of Sightsavers and the RNIB as well. Lastly, he is a TV personality who has directed documentaries, acted, and presented on various networks. One of Latif’s trips includes when he journeyed through the 3000 miles of Australia in 2015 on Channel 4TV, The Last Leg Goes Down Under, with presenters Adam Hills and The Last Leg team.

Check out his website:  www.amarlatif.com