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Sixth-grader from Lake County sharing vision story on national talk show

Dylan LeMaster to appear on Steve Harvey’s talk show “STEVE” Wednesday, Dec. 19 on “CW43”.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2018 at 1:48 PM EST
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Lake County, OH (WOIO) - Dylan LeMaster, a sixth-grader from Lake County, will be featured on an upcoming episode of “STEVE,” the talk show hosted by Steve Harvey.

Dylan LeMaster, from Lake County, is appearing on the Dec. 19 episode of "STEVE" the talk show...
Dylan LeMaster, from Lake County, is appearing on the Dec. 19 episode of "STEVE" the talk show hosted by Steve Harvey.("STEVE" Talk Show)

LeMaster recently taped with Harvey in Los Angeles. The episode airs Wednesday, Dec. 19 locally on WUAB “CW43”. Click here to check your listing.

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LeMaster was born with a severe visual impairment. Over the summer, he started using the OrCam MyEye 2. The device uses artificial vision technology and connects to the frame of glasses. It takes a picture of printed text, processes it and reads it aloud in real-time. The OrCam can read books, barcodes, labels, menus, currency- anything printed on a surface.

Wake Up Cleveland got to see LeMaster demonstrate the technology in July.

OrCam device offering new opportunities for blind & visually impaired

At that time the community was preparing for a fundraiser to help LeMaster buy the device which cost about $4,500. The fundraiser was successful.

Rafi Fischer with OrCam Technologies said the company recently approached Harvey’s team wanting to share the benefits of OrCam and the positive impact it has had on people like Dylan.

Fischer said OrCam recently released new software updates which includes voice commands and Bluetooth connectivity.

Aliza Olenick, an area sales manager with OrCam, explains the vision assistance technology in this web extra.

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