'An iPad for Ben'

Heartwarming story of a visually impaired boy who loves Apple, and got an iPad of his very own:

Over the last few years Ben’s various vision team members have talked about how wonderful the iPad is as an assistive device. Kit researched and learned more about the amazing technology it has to help people with visual impairments & the long list of apps great for kids with visual disabilities. Even built in features like Siri can make a significant difference in the day to day lives of someone with a vision challenge. We just didn’t know how to make that happen with the budget, so it was something we kept in the back of our minds but hadn’t pursued. Once again little miracles started to fall into place with offers of help, surprises here and there, and so much support and love from friends and family. Suddenly the dream of an iPad for Ben was becoming a reality!! Ben's story hit home for me for several reasons: + He looks almost identical to how I looked at his age + He's legally blind, as am I + He was born premature, at 23 weeks; I was born at 24 + He likes Apple and the iPad Reading this story made my day. I hope Ben's enjoying his iPad! (via MacStories)