What is the ID Mate Summit you ask? We were wondering the same thing.
The ID Mate Summit is a handheld piece of technology with the ability to read and speak barcodes to blind and low vision people. Its compact size and definitive operation buttons make it very easy to use.
For something so relatively simple, it gives such joy; a blind person now has a way to “see” what is in the cupboard – be it groceries or clothes – without having to ask someone for help. This machine is being distributed in Australia and New Zealand by sole distributors Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that makes sure this technology is available for people who need it, at little cost.
“When you cannot see, identifying simple, everyday items is a huge problem”, says Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation Executive Officer Ann Eldridge. “Lions Clubs all around Australia raise funds to make the latest technology available to the blind and low vision people in our community. It is very rewarding to change lives for the better.”
We couldn’t agree more and applaud their work.
For more information visit www.visualindependence.org.au