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Valley Center for the Blind
3417 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
Focusing on enhancing the lives of people with vision loss. We thank you for every dollar donated.
Focusing on improving and enhancing the lives of people with vision loss. We thank you for every dollar donated.
At Valley Center for the Blind we join together in a spirit of dedication to assist persons who are blind and visually impaired in experiencing a more independent and opportunity filled life.
THE LATEST IN BLIND TECHNOLOGY
JERUSALEM — Liat Negrin, an Israeli who has been visually impaired since childhood, walked into a grocery store here recently, picked up a can of vegetables and easily read its label using a simple and unobtrusive camera attached to her glasses.
Ms. Negrin, who has coloboma, a birth defect that perforates a structure of the eye and afflicts about 1 in 10,000 people, is an employee at OrCam, an Israeli start-
Until now reading aids for the visually impaired and the blind have been cumbersome devices that recognize text in restricted environments, or, more recently, have been software applications on smartphones that have limited capabilities.