Disclaimer: I mention Google Glass several times in this post. I did not, and will not, receive any compensation from Google for writing this post. Although I believe strongly in the value of Google Glass as a viable compensation tool for some disabilities, I refer to Google Glass only as an example for readers to consider. I am not an employee of Google or any organization associated with Google.
Wikipedia describes Google Glass as “a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD)” developed by Google. When I first heard about Google Glass, I knew the product had great potential, but I could not possibly imagine all the ways people would use the device. According to the Google Glass website, Google Glass provides the following features in a strong and flexible frame:
- Takes a picture by saying “take picture”
- Creates hands-free recordings
- Shares what you see . . . live
- Provides directions and maps when you need them
- Sends verbal, textual, and pictorial messages
- Answers your questions
- Provides information you might need
- Translates your voice
In the following video, we see some of the many ways Google Glass can benefit people with disabilities.
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If you are currently using Google Glass to compensate for your adversity, or you have advice for others who are considering Google Glass as a compensation tool for their adversity, leave your comments below this post.
Thanks to Jack C. Crawford for sharing the story; Wikipedia for describing Google Glass; Alex Blaszczuk for telling us how Google Glass helps her; Google Glass for enabling Blaszcuk to create and share her story; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.