Itzhak Perlman and Ray Charles
image of Itzak Perlman and Ray CharlesItzhak Perlman and Ray Charles
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and soul singer Ray Charles highlight two NASA-derived technologies that help people with disabilities: a lightweight wheelchair that incorporated materials developed for space flight and a tool that allows blind people to read printed text. While these technologies were cutting edge at the time, in the years since this PSA was produced, NASA has helped create even more astounding technologies, like a prosthetic knee brace that operates much like the human joint and a wearable device that magnifies text size.

Blind Reading Tool
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Lightweight Wheelchair
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