Technology

As we come across tech items of interest, we’ll post them here.

  • In Israel, Nano Retina is developing an artificial retina which is implanted in the eye, on the retina.  It replaces the function of damaged photo receptors in patients with retinal degenerative diseases.  What an intriguing concept.  Check it out here to learn more.  And we’ll keep you posted.
  • In London, at the London Eye Hospital, the iolAMD, or Hubble lens is being implanted in patients with retina degenerative diseases. Click here to read more.  
  • Currency Reader  ~  The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing provides a free device to blind and low vision citizens to identify U.S. bills.  It is lightweight, not much bigger than a roll of coins and is easy to use.  You can pick up an application at our meetings or download from their website by clicking HERE.
  • ATRC  ~  The Assistive Technology Resource Center has a Computer Redistribution Program for blind and disabled persons who do not have access to a computer. Refurbished equipment is available for those who need it.  You can pick up an application at our meetings or download from their website by clicking HERE.  Be sure to give complete information on how you will use the computer and your physical restrictions in operating a computer so that they can provide you with the best fit for your requirements.