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Blind Dining: An Experience That Will Leave An Incredible Taste in Your Mouth
Working with the visually impaired community, the OrCam team is always trying to find ways to better understand our users’ needs. The OrCam marketing team decided to go out and see for themselves what it is like to live with a visual impairment by making dinner reservations at Blackout, a dark restaurant in Tel Aviv. […]
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Debbi Shaltiel on stage with OrCam
Breakthrough Technology, Breaking Down Barriers
By Devorah Shaltiel, Guest Blogger I was born with several retinal diseases: iris atrophy, retinitis pigmentosa, and myopia degeneration. I had corrected lenses until my mid-forties, with the onset of cataracts due to the progression of an eye disease. In 2012 I was diagnosed with blindness. One of the toughest challenges which I face due […]
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My OrCam “Wow Moments”: The Story of Jessica Stine
By Jessica Stine, Guest Blogger Twenty-four years ago, I was diagnosed with a form of Retinitis Pigmentosa or RP. At first, I did not believe that this condition would lead to blindness. When teachers began teaching Braille and mobility skills, I was stubborn. Even though I did learn those skills, I was resistant in doing […]
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Mark Threadgold
From Darkness to Light: The Story of Mark Threadgold
In August 1999, while serving in the British Army, Mark Threadgold received a serious head injury during a work related accident. The accident left him with severed optic nerves leaving Mark totally blind. The hardest thing following Mark’s sight loss was coping with depression. Mark was going through a divorce at this time, so having […]
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OrCam, a True Companion: The Story of Allan Mabert
Allan Mabert, from Essex, was diagnosed with Stargardts disease at birth, which caused him to have vision loss. His vision has deteriorated over the years to the point where he can now only perceive light. Throughout his life Allan has had to make many adjustments to cope with his vision loss. The OrCam MyReader now plays a vital part in his daily life.
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Me and My OrCam
Guest blog: Holly Tuke In today’s post I am going to tell you about my own personal experience with a piece of equipment especially designed for blind and visually impaired people called the OrCam. The OrCam is a camera that fits onto glasses and it reads text, recognises faces and products and speaks them out […]
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