A South African app allows volunteers to remotely assist blind people
Over 10,000 people from 50 countries have signed up
The algorithm connects people of the same culture and age
Two years ago South African Chris Venter lost his eyesight from a virus he contracted while travelling.
A former chef, he was determined to keep cooking. To do so, he’s had to relearn how to navigate a kitchen and even how to chop onions. If he wants to pour milk, he has a device that beeps when the glass is nearly full.
But there are still obstacles, like seeing the color of the onion, or the milk’s expiration date.