Michael's OrCam Story

Michael using his OrCam Read Smart to read a letter on his balcony

Many people like Michael Famularo struggle to keep up due to reading or learning difficulties. For Michael, the aim was to get assistance in reading text items, in particular bills, assistance when shopping, getting around on public transport, in social settings when reading a menu, reading timetables, computer screens and bank statements.

During lockdown, Quantum consultant Stewart Andrews arranged an OrCam to be sent to Michael to trial with his speech therapist, providing a remote demonstration to both of them.

The OrCam device was fully funded through NDIS, arranged by Michael’s NDIS Local Area Coordinator and supported by a report from his speech therapist.

Now that Michael has his OrCam he will be recommencing his course to become a youth counsellor.