The moment when technology allows a blind woman to read will give you feelings
We’re so used to technology being used for the mundane – like texting – or the frivolous – like getting Alexa to play newsreaders getting Jeremy Hunt’s name wrong on a loop – that we can forget how life-changing it can be. The BBC has shared a clip of Maisy McAdam, a young woman whose vision has been reduced to almost nothing by a brain tumour, as she tried out an innovative headset to enhance her ability to see.
Be prepared to wipe away a tear or two.
What a beautiful moment.
Maisy, who is blind, uses tech to read for the first time in six years. pic.twitter.com/IxHFSrmiPl
— BBC Click (@BBCClick) June 10, 2019
This is what Maisy had to say about it.
— blind_girl_adventures (@maisy_mcadam) June 10, 2019
The BBC’s Spencer Kelly was moved to tears as he watched the effect on her, at the Hay Festival, and this is how others have reacted:
Oh my! https://t.co/j90bqS025Z
— Jackie Leonard (@JackieLeonard01) June 10, 2019
— Joe Gabriel 🚀✨ (@ga7ahad) June 11, 2019
This is what science can do. Not gods, not wishes, not hopes, not dreams.
Science. Hard work, research, intellect and perseverance. Welcome and honor the expertise of brilliant minds when they bring you miracles, but also when they bring you warnings. https://t.co/FJ4OGECkKf
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) June 11, 2019
Fuck yeah technology https://t.co/YSTF8ezpLP
— Many A True Nerd (@ManyATrueNerd) June 12, 2019
I am not crying. You are crying. OMG. OMG. Who says VR is just for fun? https://t.co/RYMGO0FTH3
— 'LocalJoost' [)-) van Schaik (@LocalJoost) June 12, 2019
So amidst all the shit we're subjecting to our fellow human beings, here's something splendid. Something beautiful. https://t.co/6niaKlrThm
— Mao'lana Spits (@antifatwa) June 11, 2019
As if any further reasons were needed to protect the NHS.
Givevision goggles. Partly funded by the NHS and InnovateUK. Take a bow, all of you. https://t.co/eWn6R2d4rS
— Vinay Rao (@wizardofid) June 12, 2019
Source: BBC Click