Educational Technology

July 26, 2010

Teen stays on top of technology for blind

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Jane Palmer, World-Herald

Technology is his thing, and 13-year-old Chase Crispin, who has been blind since birth, makes it seem so easy. The Blair, Neb., youth shows up in YouTube videos demonstrating how to use the latest technology for the blind. His calm voice, steady demeanor and command of the technology seem far beyond his years. In late June he was in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate the technology for congressmen. About a week later he was in Los Angeles, representing Nebraska middle schoolers at the National Braille Challenge, which tested his ability to transcribe, type and read Braille.

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