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Software helps the blind see — via smartphones

It can identify faces as well as objects

It can be hard to find what you’re looking for at the supermarket — even harder when you’re blind.

But shopping recently got a lot easier for Karla Geagan, a legally blind 15-year-old from Wayne, Penn. She has been testing new technology from Visus Technology Inc., a Boston company that programs smartphones to identify people and objects.

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