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Singer Bocelli visits MIT for workshop on adaptive technology for the visually impaired

Andrea Bocelli speaks during a day of workshops on vision impairments and social impact programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 06, 2013 - 11:50 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools for the visually impaired that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.

Scientists and engineers working on high-tech tools to help people with low or no vision make their way through the world gathered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday to share some of their projects.

The daylong workshop was organized by MIT and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, launched in 2011 to focus on poverty, illiteracy and the disabled.

Participants heard an introduction from Bocelli, who was born with congenital glaucoma and lost his sight completely after a childhood accident.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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