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New technology for the blind introduced in south Ga.

Advocates for the visually impaired are trying to bring information on new technology to south Georgia. (Source: WALB) Advocates for the visually impaired are trying to bring information on new technology to south Georgia. (Source: WALB)
The  National Federation of the Blind met Monday night to talk about phone technology. (Source: WALB) The National Federation of the Blind met Monday night to talk about phone technology. (Source: WALB)
Garrick Scott (Source: WALB) Garrick Scott (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Advocates for the blind want visually-impaired south Georgians to know about new technology that could help them.

The Southwest Georgia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind met Monday night to talk about phone technology designed to help with access to TV shows and books. 

Members with a free subscription can call a number that connects them to a line that vocalizes text from a book, television shows or even information during severe weather. 

"We're an organization whose ultimate goal is to change what it means to be blind for citizens here in Georgia. There are well over 100,000 blind people and so what it means to be blind is different for each one of them," said President Garrick Scott.

The National Federation of the Blind has eight chapters in the state. 

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