Seeing Is Believing -- Device Helps The Blind Read

By: Greg Ponesse - Published: Jun 28, 2006 • References: cnn
whole new world opened up for Tommy Craig as he tested a new handheld device for the blind that converts print to audio.

Craig was able to "read" everything from menus to cooking directions by positioning the reader over print and taking a picture. In seconds, the device's synthetic voice read the printed message to him.

"The reader provides access to materials that a lot of times you just didn't read," said Craig, 51, of Austin, Texas, who was one of about 500 blind people who tested the device over the past few months. "It certainly makes you more independent." Stats for Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read Trending: Older & Average
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