Reading Aids for Visually Impaired
There are many reading aids for visually impaired people currently on the market however, there are no products on the market like the OrCam MyEye.
There are many reading aids for visually impaired people currently on the market. However, there are no products on the market like the OrCam MyEye. The OrCam MyEye is a smart camera that sits on a pair of eyeglass frames and reads texts to the user via a mini earpiece. The assistive technology device also has a facial recognition and product recognition feature. For people who want a product primarily focused on reading, OrCam has the answer. It is called the OrCam MyReader, an assistive technology device that focuses entirely on text recognition. Where did the idea for the OrCam MyReader come from? OrCam is 100% devoted to its users. They take every bit of feedback to heart in order to continue to improve the device. The company took what many users like about the OrCam MyEye and created the OrCam MyReader. “The main essence of the OrCam is its ability to read texts. To create a version that takes the intuitive interface of the OrCam MyEye device and focus it solely on reading is a great idea”, says Chana Turner, OrCam Software Engineer. The OrCam MyReader plays a huge role in the life of Allan Mabert from Essex who was diagnosed with Stargardts disease at birth, which caused his vision loss. Allan’s career path saw him in work in local government, adult education, and the charity sector. Although he retired a few years ago, Allan is currently on the Board of Directors of Essex Blind Charity. Reading is such an important part of his daily life. “OrCam MyReader took all the stress out of reading in a work setting. It was discreet, quick, simple and made me feel inclusive. I was functioning at the same level as my sighted peers and that is worth so much. “Allan uses many reading aids for visually impaired people to pursue his appetite for reading. OrCam has now made it possible for him to speedily identify every book on his shelf. He has found many other uses for the MyReader including identifying mail, receipts, and financial statements. Allan says he wished OrCam had been available when he served for 13 years as a magistrate in a London court, it would have enabled him to read court documents much more conveniently and efficiently.