I've been documenting David since he was blinded as a result of a freak bicycling accident 2 years ago. Before the accident robbed him of his sight (David is 100% blind, zero light perception) he was an avid collector of books and an avid reader. His rooms are filled with books gathering dust, their pages filled with adventures, lives, stories and descriptions of visions and vistas that David is unable to now experience.
Together we can raise the money required to purchase a SARA - Scanning and reading appliance; a device designed solely for those affected with blindness and one able to be used right of of the box. The SARA will allow David to place his books or any other printed material upon it and then convert the printed text to audio that David will be able to hear. From being unable to read to able to read any printed material in 5 minutes.
I've searched for months for such a piece of apparatus. Not only will it give David the opportunity to experience again the joys of reading, using words to create sights and sensations within his own imagination he'll also be able to re-integrate himself within the now of the everyday that many of us take for granted. He will be able to read today's newspaper, read the daily mail delivered to his home.
Full details of the fundraising pitch and how YOU can help and donate are on the Hope Mob site. (If you share or embed this video, please, please include this link also as it's how the money is collected!)
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