Words by Abi Scaife
Wimbledon has upped its accessibility with headsets for the visually impaired.
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The headsets were developed by GiveVision, are powered by Vodafone 5G, and work by capturing images using a camera and then projecting them into a person’s line of sight.
They can also livestream content and adjust images to suit each person’s individual needs.
Where is it available?
So far they have been trialled at Wimbledon tennis Championships, but GiveVision is hoping to roll the technology out at more venues.
This could have fantastic implications for those with vision impairments, giving them more freedom and independence at live performances and sporting events.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
RNIB. This charity offers support to blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Learn more here.
BlindAid. This is London's oldest charity for blind and visually impaired people, working to improve quality of life and promote independence. Support them here.
Guide Dogs UK. Guide Dogs supports and raises awareness for blind and partially sighted people. Find out more here.