College Students Create Device That Helps Legally Blind Students Take Notes

Remember the days of sitting in class, copying down what your teacher scribbled on the board? Now imagine the frustration you’d feel if you couldn’t see that board? Now imagine the frustration you’d feel if you couldn’t see that board. That’s the situation San Diego State University student Jeremy Poincenot found himself in almost three years ago after contracting an extremely rare disorder called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. As Poincenot shares in the above video, he’d lost his love for the college experience due to his inability to fully follow what was going on in class. That is, until he connected with Note-Taker, an assistive technology that helps low-vision and legally blind students take notes in class as quickly and effectively as their fully-sighted peers — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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