Hi! My name is John Dowling. I'm 19 years old and from Cinnaminson, NJ. Please join my campaign to raise $5000 to help me get an OrCam MyEye2, the most advanced assistive device for the visually impaired and blind. MyEye2 will give me more independence and change my everyday life. I'm reaching out to you, my community, to be a part of my team working on getting this amazing device.
Reading - One major thing the OrCam is able to do is read text on any given surface, so useful for me in and out of school. For example, I'm a senior in highschool, and I'll be able to read the smart board and look at all the notes the teacher puts up before he actually starts talking, giving me a jump-start on the lesson and saving me a lot of time.
Being Social - I also love socialization, and the face recognition feature is amazing, because I'll be able to be the first one to say hi, whereas now, a lot of time, people start conversations with me. I don't know who is nearby til they speak up. OrCam will decrease social awkwardness cuz I'll know who's around and then I can start the conversation!
Shopping - I'm also a frequent online shopper, but love going into stores, because, well, who doesn't? With the product scanner I can scan bar codes, and if the MyEye database doesn't recognize the product, I can use the text feature to read the prices and contents.
My Music - I'm an avid vinyl collector, and another great thing is I can use the MyEye to label records myself, independent of anyone else, giving me the freedom of knowing exactly what album I'm picking up before it hits the turntable. As a DJ on a weekly radio show, this'll reduce my frustration of not finding the right record. Plus it'll save time I'd spend typing out the label on a Braille Writer (think of a typewriter, but for Braille).
Everyday - These are just a few examples from my life, but because MyEye is tiny, portable and discreet, I'll benefit from it in so many ways everyday!
You Rock! I appreciate you taking to read this, and hope you'll consider a contribution. Any amount is welcome. Thank you for helping make this wish come true. OrCam MyEye2 will truly be another set of eyes for me, a gift that'll keep on giving! - Warmly, John
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