Blind lead the blind to get connected

Blind lead the blind to get connected
Albert Brown and Paul Griffith at a Fighting Blindness technology session. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

Free and open source voice-recognition software is helping visually impaired people in Ireland connect with technology.

Free and open source voice-recognition software is helping visually impaired people in Ireland connect with technology.

Fighting Blindness, a charity working with the visually impaired, holds weekly sessions in Dublin to help users become self-sufficient with technology. The group was formed in 2012 by Mary Lavelle, who is visually impaired. A core group of six meet weekly, with others attending on an irregular basis.

''Because visually impaired people tend to run into the same kinds of...

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