Innovative Nigerian start-up uses tech to help the visually impaired
LAGOS: Vinsighte, a Nigerian start-up, is using technology to help the visually impaired, with products such as “smart” reading glasses that convert text to audio.
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This per the World Health Organization, up to about 15.3% of the world’s blind population lives in Africa, where they frequently lack the resources and support needed to succeed in school and in daily life.
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Team Vinsighte came first with an idea that will help visually impaired people enjoy a better quality of life.
— Union Bank of Nigeria (@UNIONBANK_NG) August 31, 2018
“I wanted to just try and see if we could build something that could solve the problem and that was where it all started,” said Vinsighte CEO Kolawole Tomi.
The company distributes the products to various schools and other institutions, with an estimated 5,000 or more people reached.