Special Glasses for Dyslexia
No matter how smart we are, it’s pretty difficult to learn anything new or even take an interest in anything without reading.
No matter how smart we are, it’s pretty difficult to learn anything new or even take an interest in anything without reading. Even outside of school and work we live in a world of words, constantly reading and scanning new information everywhere we go. But for people with reading disabilities, just the effort of reading daily things can get confusing and scrambled. This can lead to frustration and a loss of love of learning and curiosity. Luckily, OrCam’s special glasses for dyslexia can assist with these difficulties. Dyslexia is one such reading difficulty in which reading takes a huge amount of concentration because the letters seem to get scrambled and “jump around”. Concentrating so much on reading is energy drain, making it hard to actually focus on the content being read. But don’t take our word for it, just check out this headache-inducing dyslexia simulator. You may now be wondering, aren’t there special glasses for dyslexia that fix this? The answer is no. Luckily technology is advancing, new breakthroughs in assistive technology and computer vision are leading to products that make reading easier for people with dyslexia and other reading difficulties, making dyslexia glasses a possibility! One product is called OrCam MyEye. The OrCam MyEye is a special clip on camera that turns any pair of glasses into glasses for dyslexia. Just by pointing a finger users select what they wish to see, OrCam MyEye snaps a picture, interprets it, and then tells the user what it sees through a mini earpiece, turning visual information into personal audio feedback. This high tech camera could be the perfect assistive technology for students with dyslexia. The camera takes a picture of the page and reads discreetly, allowing people with reading disabilities to focus on more important things like, understanding the text and actually learning. Curiosity and learning shouldn’t stop because reading is difficult, technologies like OrCam can help.