Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

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This is an inspirational TED Talk by Ron McCallum on the impact of technology that allowed him to be a successful member of society.

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read — and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he’s become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)

Ron McCallum is one of Australia’s most respected legal scholars, and an activist on behalf of disabled people around the globe.

Read Ron’s full bio here.

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