Technology directly helps people living with vision loss

Port Rich, Fla., July 27, 2021 (PRNewswire) – Americans 3 years of age and older find it difficult to look at glasses, even 55-year-olds and 5% of people with vision problems who actually need them. that’s why Sylvia Stinson-PerezThe former director of the Blind Technical Support Center (OIB-TAC) is talking about living with a visual impairment.

I was born with a low vision. I was always legally blind. Retinitis Pigmentosa, I have a damaged eye. So over the years I have lost my sense of self-worth, and now I have only a limited understanding of light. Yes, it is very difficult. Living with a blindness… But it can be done if you know how and a good strong support network… and many people have indicated that they have found a new joy in life after overcoming such a big challenge in life. .

Stinson-Perez and his team recently launched a public service awareness campaign at Tol Tolld ( to educate, engage and encourage the use of free and low-cost services in their regions.

“People with very limited vision or blindness really benefit from a variety of technology options. Technology is really a low-vision and a great equality for people who are blind. And because there is no one device, it takes a technology toolbox. I find it interesting that major companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google have made such efforts to include more and more of their products: Audio, Braille, and many other useful smartphone apps every day. It is important to get a good eye exam and get proper training to get the right magnification. It is not enough to buy a magnifier online or to go to a medical supply store. There is no such thing as a perfect system, but we all need a strong system for our own and our individual needs.

“I have lived a very successful life. I have been married for 28 years, raised a bright girl, had a wonderful job, had many wonderful friendships, hobbies and some exciting adventures. I never want to be blinded. Maybe I used it to push me to work harder and be more.

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