Lighthouse Center for the Blind Shows off Technology

By KBJR News 1

Lighthouse Center for the Blind Shows off Technology

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - People with impaired vision enjoyed the latest in visual improvement technology today.

The Lighthouse Center for the Blind in Duluth held an open house with a representative from Minnesota Low Vision who showed off some high tech gear.

Demonstrations were held on various magnifying devices such as the DaVinci, Merlin and Pebble.

These devices help people see tiny objects and small text either in their homes or on the go.

They also have devices which can help identify monetary denominations.

"When I put a bill in here it will tell you the denomination of the bill, also it will beep if the people don't want a talking device," as Randy Rusnak demonstrates the way the money identifyer device works. He is an adaptive technology teacher at the center.

The Lighthouse center also sells many of these talking devices, large printed books in their store.

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