Juno College of Technology student awarded eSight


TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A student at Juno College of Technology has received an award that provides her with assistive technology that allows her to fulfill her dream of becoming a full UI / UX developer.

As part of the CNIB scholarship program, Jaclyn Pope of Oshawa, Ont., Received a eSight 4. Wearable technology allows Pope, who is legally blind, to clearly see lines of code that would otherwise merge. Pope’s goal is to design accessible applications.

“As many app and website developers learn to adhere to accessibility guidelines, I want to bring a new perspective to accessibility. As businesses struggle to meet the needs of people with disabilities, eSight 4 puts me on the path to solving these issues, ”said Pope. “It’s critical that developers learn why certain features are beneficial from someone who uses technology differently, so that they can improve it. “

eSight 4 is a head-mounted medical device that uses a proprietary combination of hardware and software to improve vision. Users can adjust brightness, zoom, and contrast to improve vision for over 20 different eye conditions. ESight’s patented bioptic tilt allows users to take advantage of their remaining peripheral vision, allowing them to stay mobile for travel and light activities, such as horseback riding and golf.

“Our company is passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with vision loss. eSight is proud to support Jaclyn’s important mission of creating accessible websites and applications, ”said Robert Vaters, President and CEO of eSight. “We have seen a tendency for eSight users to help others, whether through education, nursing or mental health counseling. Advanced assistive technology not only improves their lives, but the lives of those around them. “

This is the second year that eSight has partnered with the CNIB scholarship program to present an eSight device to a Canadian student living with vision loss. To be eligible, students must be:

  • Blind or visually impaired
  • Entering post-secondary studies
  • Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application
  • Highly motivated, independent and able to demonstrate a reasonable level of personal achievement

To learn more about eSight, visit www.eSightEyewear.com.

For more information on the CNIB scholarship program, visit cnib.ca/bursaries.

About eSight
eSight is a leading organization on the Vision Platform with a simple but profound promise: To empower people with visual impairments to see new possibilities through enhanced vision. eSight provides the most advanced and versatile assistive device available for people with visual impairments and is compatible with over 20 eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Stargardt’s disease. eSight is registered with the FDA and EUDAMED and is inspected by Health Canada. Learn more about www.eSightEyewear.com.

About INCA
Founded in 1918, CNIB is a non-profit organization committed to changing what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people affected by blindness to live their dreams and break down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is fueled by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast. To learn more or get involved, visit cnib.ca.

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