Watch as a blind girl uses tech to read for the first time in years!

By June 17, 2019News, Video

Thanks to tech heroes GiveVision at Hay Festival, Maisy McAdam has been able to read for the first time in years.

She lost most of her vision six years ago due to a brain tumour. Her vision is now reduced to almost nothing but a small blurry circle in one eye.

Maisy joined BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly at Hay this year to put some special goggles to the test in front of an audience. The SightPlus goggles made by GiveVision are created to give visually impaired people a chance to see again.

Their mission statement reads: “SightPlus is a clinically validated low vision aid that helps helps visually impaired people see clearly up close and at a distance. It has already helped hundreds of low vision patients in the UK to improve their sight, read, work and live independently.” 

It wasn’t long before Maisy, Spencer, and the audience, were in tears as the tech helped Maisy read one of her all-time favourite books again, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: “Mr and Mrs Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much…”

Watch the emotional moment below.

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