Tech gives remote sight to blind people
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Aira helps blind people see through the eyes of others

Aira is a new service using technology to give blind or partially sighted people the freedom to carry out many tasks unaccompanied and at any time.

It works by using a smartphone and glasses with a camera to connect a visually impaired person to a sighted professional who then becomes their eyes - able to guide, describe events and even read on their behalf.

The BBC's Gary O'Donaghue tries out the technology and discovers there are issues of cost and privacy.

See more at Click's website and @BBCClick.

  • 07 Jun 2018
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