Following A Dream
Randy has been working on a book series for years and is getting closer and closer to a publication date. He is now in the process of editing the first book which can be very tedious. This task can be even more difficult with a vision loss like Randy has. Randy was able to obtain an OrCam My Eye Pro with the assistance of RCIL’s low vision and blindness program, iKan-RCIL. When Mandy Smith, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, met with Randy she found out he was interested in a device that would not only help with editing his book but also allow him to read signage while traveling. Orcam is an assistive technology (AT) device that can help a person: read print, identify faces, and identify objects and products. It works by using a camera that is mounted to a pair of glasses and the person can either touch the device on the side or use hand gestures in front of the camera. Randy is loving the independence this devices allows him to have. Randy has used the device to identify money, read books (including his own), read items on his cell phone and tablet, and read medicine bottles. “Overall, I am really happy with it” Randy said about the OrCam.
Pictured: Randy is using the OrCam My Eye Pro to read a book. The OrCam is attached to Randy’s glasses on the right side of his face. Randy is pointing at the book to gesture to the device to read that page.