Dario Sorgato was born in Italy in 1978. He grew up in Padua and moved to Milan to study Design. At the age of 16 he was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare degenerative disease that leads to deafblindness.
After graduation he undertook several travels, seeking for new challenges and determined not to get stop by sensory limitations. In 2004 he spent one year in Australia and New Zealand, in 2007 he completed the Camino de Santiago. In 2008 he joined the crew of the “Research Vessel Heraclitus” and sailed for nearly two years from Cape Town to Havana, first crossing the South Atlantic Ocean and then navigating along the coast of Brazil and the island of Caribbean Sea.
He collected his adventures and emotions in the books “One Year in Eight hours”, “Slow Time” and “Water. A journey” promoted and distributed in several Italian cities with readings shows.
In 2011 he founded “NoisyVision”, a Non-Profit Organization to raise awareness about sensory disabilities and promote activities for people with visual and/or hearing impairments.
With “NoisyVision” he organized European workshops and outdoor activities, mostly related to mountain trekking. The awareness campaign #YellowTheWorld, initiated in Helsinki in 2014, became the motivation to reach Everest Base Camp, Mount Etna central craters, Icelandic volcanoes.
In 2016 he accompanied 12 visually impaired people from all over Europe on a seven days hike from Bologna to Florence.