Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the state is the first company in the United States to use a new eSight device in the workplace. The device allows people with low vision and certain levels of blindness to actually see.
Public Relations Associate Rachael Carver says, “If you were to wear personal prescription sports glasses, the under mount looks like that. The over mount that has all the cameras and the LED screens that helps convert the image into something that is more visible. That allows the controllable image that the user can expand, enlarge, change the color and contrast on, that piece looks like virtual reality glasses, like gaming glasses.”
Katie Larson is an Outlook Nebraska employee and says the reader has changed her life. She says normally her vision is 20/400 but with the device it ranges between 20/30 and 20/40. Larson says before the glasses she had to use a magnification software on her computer and was not able to participate in meetings. With the glasses she is taking part in meetings and the other software is no longer necessary. She also plays the piano and can now read the music easily.
For those that would like more information, Outlook Nebraska is partnering with DoSpace, Omaha’s new technology library and hosting a demonstration of the eSight device on December 13th. The event will take place from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at 7205 Dodge Street in Omaha.