Making A Difference For Clare

A lady from Chester is delighted she is able to read once again thanks to an Enable grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation for an OrCam Sensory Aid device.

Clare, aged 40, suffers from a rare and degenerative condition called Wolfram Syndrome, which in turn means she has no central vision and only peripheral sight.

She also suffers from Diabetes, and has been forced to give up her job at Chester Zoo, but has always been keen to remain independent and active.

“To improve her independence and quality of life, Clare was in need of a sensory aid device which can read text to the person using it,” says Steve Morgan Foundation administrator Jane Harris.

“We have been delighted to provide £2,000 via our Enable funding programme for the new OrCam device, which can also recognise people’s faces as well as help Clare in so many different areas of her everyday life.”

Clare, who lives with her guide dog Maggie, is delighted with the OrCam and looking forward to getting plenty of use out of the new device.

“I just want to thank the Steve Morgan Foundation, because the Orcam is already making a real difference for me, and will do so even more as I become familiar with its capabilities,” she said.

“It is enabling me to read things again, and, after feeling that I was rendered illiterate over the last few years, I can once again look at menus, labels, road signs and text on the TV!”

The Enable programme of funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation provides specialist equipment to people of all ages.  Check the Enable section of the website or call (01829) 782808 to find out more about the application criteria.




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