A couple weeks ago I received an Orcam. An Orcam is a wearable technology that you mount onto your glasses and it reads to you. It includes a camera that is aligned to your line of sight and a speaker close to your ear. All you have to do is press a button or point and the device will start reading the text in front of you. When I first started using it, I was amazed by how accurate it was. Of course, it does have its drawbacks. If the lighting is poor or you do not hold the reading material steady, it cannot read it. All in all, the Orcam is a wonderful technology, and I am very lucky to have it. There is a video of me using the technology below.
You can learn more about the Orcam by visiting their website. <http://www.orcam.com>
A special thanks to James Dahlman for doing all of the work to get me set up with my new Orcam.
By the way, I will be heading back to MIT in September.