The Orcam device clips on to the wearer’s glasses and is designed to both recognise and speak “text in the wild”, a term used to describe newspaper articles as well as bus numbers, and objects as diverse as landmarks, traffic lights and the faces of friends. Photograph: Orcam via The New York Times

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