Friday, 5 July 2013

How an iPad is helping a beautiful baby girl who is also blind

Ellie Alice Clark, was born on 1st September 2010 and diagnosed in 2011 with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) which left her blind from birth.  Her family took part in the Hearts and Minds Challenge and recently obtained an iPad Mini for Ellie by collecting old mobile phones.  The iPad is already helping Ellie, as Mum Kate explains:

"Ellie loves the iPad and we have found a few games that she can enjoy (she is blind).  She loves the fact that it can talk to her using the siri software, as you can do pretty much everything through voice commands.  She hasn't quite got the hang of waiting for the right time to speak though! She can also see the bright screen in a dark room and it keeps her attention."

"This is a recent photo of her using it, playing with an app called baby finger which makes different noises when you tap the screen."

Watch Ellie playing with her iPad on this gorgeous video:

Find out more about Ellie on the website and youtube channel

Could an iPad help your child too?

If you live in Britain, simply collect 165 old mobile phones and the Manchester-based charity Hearts and Minds will exchange them for a new iPad.

Details here:

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