iPad Opens Doors for Student with Albinism
July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Holly Bligh, 9, has albinism, a genetic condition that affects not only the pigment in her skin, hair and eyes, but also her vision.
But the sight problems that once made school a struggle for Holly are now largely a thing of the past – and her parents thank her touch-screen tablet.
The iPad has replaced a weighty magnifying glass as Holly’s classroom companion, and a simple swipe of her finger now zooms in on text that once had to be enlarged by teachers on the photocopier.
Holly’s attention span has increased and her mother, Fiona, estimates “visual fatigue” now takes twice as long to set in.
“Holly’s enthusiasm to read has grown so much, and it’s definitely increased her independence,” Ms Bligh said.