Edit Microsystems recently received a letter of thanks from Mr Leon Poole, proud new owner of an Eye-Pal SOLO reading machine, generously donated by Hein Wagner of the Vision Trust.  Edit Microsystems would also like to extend our gratitude to Hein and the Vision Trust for their ongoing support of our company and more importantly their efforts to change the lives of persons with disabilities.

Edit Microsystems hosted the handover event at our offices, where Leon Poole was thrilled to receive his own reading device.  Pictured above (left to right) are Hein Wagner, Leon Poole, Gerhard Erasmus and Thando Ngada.

Letter of Thanks

Hein Leon shaking hands

“I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to Hein at Vision Trust and the team at Edit Microsystems for my making my dream possible. Words are simply inadequate to convey my gratitude to you. As a visually impaired student, I have faced great challenges with reading and study material. However, my world has changed with the introduction of the Eye-Pal that was donated to me. For the first time am I able to read not only study material but the newspaper as well, I am even able to read my bills. It has also given me a greater measure of independence as well. Wow, how everything has changed! The Eye-Pal has become my reading pal.

This device has made such a colossal difference in my life and this I will treasure forever. Once again, a heartfelt thanks to all at Edit Microsystems as well as Vision Trust.

Many thanks

Leon Poole”

About the Eye-Pal SOLO

The Eye-Pal SOLO is a reading device with built-in OCR, allowing you to scan in any printed material and have it read aloud, or copy the text document across via a flash stick to read later on your computer. This stand-alone device requires no special training and is ready to be used right out of the box. It is also possible to connect the SOLO to an external monitor or home TV to view pictures, magnified text or to write a check – making it suitable for someone with low vision, dyslexia or any form of reading difficulty.

The Eye-Pal SOLO is one of the cornerstone devices of the eBraille Project that is revolutionising education for the blind in South Africa.

Watch how the Eye-Pal SOLO Reads to you

 About the Vision Trust

Hein Wagner is a well-known blind adventurer, sportsman, motivational speaker and founder of the VisionTrust.  The VisionTrust was founded mid 2007 by Hein Wagner, through his determination to assist other disabled persons to find meaningful employment and live fulfilling lives. The Vision Trust is a public benefit trust. Hein’s vision is to make the world as we know it, a more accessible place for persons living with disabilities and to promote the integration of disabled persons into the workplace, sports arena and the arts.

For more information, please visit http://www.heinwagner.co.za/about-the-visiontrust