VisAbility’s Program Manager – Therapy Services TAS, Vaughn Bennison checks out the OrCam. A small portable artificial vision device that connects to glasses. Voice activation communicates visual information audibly for users.

It can instantly read you text from a book, smartphone screen or any other surface. It can recognise faces, once you have programmed them into the device. It’s handy for shopping on your own, it can help you work more efficiently and basically assist you to be more independent.

The OrCam conveys visual information audibly, in real-time and offline. If you are interested in this or any other types of assistive technology, we have one at our Hobart office so if you would like to see how it works, please email Vaughn at or phone us on 03 6232 1222.