“Holly Bligh, 9, has albinism, a genetic condition that affects not only the pigment in her skin, hair and eyes, but also her vision,” Evonne Barry reports for The Herald Sun. “But the sight problems that once made school a struggle for Holly are now largely a thing of the past – and her parents thank her touch-screen tablet.”
“The iPad has replaced a weighty magnifying glass as Holly’s classroom companion, and a simple swipe of her finger now zooms in on text that once had to be enlarged by teachers on the photocopier,” Barry reports. “Holly’s attention span has increased and her mother, Fiona, estimates ‘visual fatigue’ now takes twice as long to set in.”
Barry reports, “So impressed was Ms Bligh with her daughter’s transformation that she sent a message to the very top at Apple. Within hours of directly emailing multi-billionaire chief executive Steve Jobs, she was thrilled to receive a response. ‘Thanks for sharing your experience with me. Do you mind if I read your email to a group of our top 100 leaders at Apple?’ he wrote. Mr Jobs signed off with ‘Thanks, Steve,’ and asked for a high-resolution photo of Holly with her iPad.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dharmesh Jasani” for the heads up.]