Visual Technology Assistance

An applicant in need sought financial assistance from WA Charity Direct to finalise the purchase of an OrCam devise to assist with reading and writing. The breakthrough OrCam assisting technology device is a small, light and inconspicuous smart camera which is mounted on the frame of the user’s eyeglasses and connected by a thin cable to a base unit about the size of a smartphone. It is pre-installed with the ability to instantly read any printed text – newspapers, books, menus, signs, labels on consumer products and text on a computer screen or smartphone. Proprietary facial recognition and product identification functionality allow for faces and objects and to be added to its library by the user. When the user points a finger at text to read or item that they want to identify, the OrCam device discreetly relays the relevant information to the wearer via a small personal speaker. The OrCam device will allow the recipient to read and write effectively.