LAGOS, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A Nigerian startup called Vinsighte is using technology to help the visually impaired, with some products including “smart” reading glasses that convert text to audio.
About 15.3% of the world’s blind population resides in Africa, according to the World Health Organization, where they often lack the resources and support they need to succeed in school and in everyday life.
“I wanted to try and see if we could build something that could solve the problem and that’s where it all started,” said Vinsighte CEO Kolawole Tomi.
The company distributes its products to schools and institutions and estimates it has reached about 5,000 people.
Reporting by Angela Ukomadu; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by David Gregorio
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