In this Tech Abilities podcast we talk with Monte from Orcam. The maker of the MyEye 2which reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more.
Monte tells us about how Israel equipped polling booths with the Orcam MyEye 2 during the elections to assist Blind and Visually Impaired voters cast their vote independently.
Monte gives us a brief demo of the MyEye 2 and talks about the uses and multiple features packed into this wearable device. Read the paper with OCR built right into the MyEye 2 without the need for internet or data. Recognize faces, products with a simple gesture or voice command.
You can find out more about Orcam on the web at www.Orcam.com
The National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB)held their Spring conference in Washington D.C., This is a conference attended by Directors and Administrators from the State Agencies and Vocational Rehab Centers across the United States. The attendees share successes and discuss the challenges with leaders from the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education and the Consumer Organizations including the American Foundation of the Blind, American Council of the Blind and the National Foundation of the Blind. Be sure to check with your State Services for the Blind, your Voc. Rehabilitation Services and find out what they can do for you.
Blind abilities NCSAB coverage is sponsored in part by Be My Eyes.
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.