Israel’s embassy in Australia donates devices for Indigenous sight-impaired

February 4, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Embassy of Israel in Canberra has donated five Israeli OrCam MyEye devices through Vision Australia to help support Indigenous health centres and remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Peter Montgomery, Michael Linke, Ambassador Amir Maimon and Ron Gerstenfeld

The OrCam MyEye is a groundbreaking wearable device for people who are blind or visually impaired that reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more, using audio feedback to describe what some people are unable to see.

A spokesperson for the embassy said: “We’re proud to see this innovative Israeli invention go towards aiding Vision Australia’s mission in supporting Australians who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.”



One Response to “Israel’s embassy in Australia donates devices for Indigenous sight-impaired”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    The late Fred Hollows did great work curing the blind with easily fixed eye diseases by a minor operation, both here in Australia and in Africa. His Fred Hollows Foundation is still very active and is looking for donations. Apparently a small donation can save an eye. Anyhow Google it to find out how you can help the foundation. Incidentally I have no association with the foundation. Adrian Jackson. Middle Park Vic.

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