“These Electronic Glasses Are Giving Blind Photographers The Gift Of Sight” Michelle Bocanegra, Resourcemagonline, 25 February 2017

With eSight, you would be able to read this fine print, even if you are legally blind or living with vision loss.

We know that there are 1.3 million of blind people in America who some of them are photographers. Alex Dejong lost his sight in 2006, he had been using devices, like touch-enabled voiceovers on his then new ‘iPhone 3GS’ or a ‘vOICe’ app that plays contrasting levels of sound according to brightness levels, these devices helps him in his work, he was photographer. The main problem was that he couldn’t see his work. Nowadays, a visor that resembles Geordie LaForge is a real option for these people. ‘eSight’ is a device with an HQ camera and a real-time display. Wearers can see imagery through two OLED screens. Captured images can modified, bright, zoom in, zoom out, even be frozen. Timothy O’Brien is another blind photographer that get difficulties finding new subject to photograph because  he cannot drive or take public transportation on his own, issues which can be solved with this device. “Finding interesting people, places and points of view requires the ability to move around. Lugging gear on the bus is no fun and relying on the kindness of friends and family for wheels gets old quickly,” O’Brien said in the interview. Wearers who are photographer claim that they feel a new sense of freedom. One disadvantage is that ‘eSight’ is not covered by most forms of health insurance, although the company are looking for public or private sponsorship. Finally, eSight company recommend us to check regularly our sight and say: ‘If you are sighted, do not take your sight for granted.’

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“These Electronic Glasses Are Giving Blind Photographers The Gift Of Sight” Michelle Bocanegra, Resourcemagonline, 25 February 2017

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