once struggled with tasks people with sight often take for granted.Visually impaired since the age of 19, Mogan
couldn't read the engineering reference books he
needed for his
job; they were too heavy to hold up close to his
face.And filling out paper forms wasn't easy, because once his
magnifying glass was close enough to the paper for him to read it, there usually wasn't room for the pen.
But that was life before JORDY.
In 1999, Mogan
became one of the first to use the device, also known as the Joint Optical Reflective Display, which is based on NASA technology.Normally, his
vision is only about five percent of the average person's sight.When he
first tried JORDY, he
immediately noticed the difference.
...Mogan, a NASA engineer at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has benefited so greatly from this technology that he now contributes to the device's continued improvement.
began using JORDY 1, he
contacted the company with some suggestions, including adding image stabilization.This relationship continued as later versions of the device were released.
"I have personally made trips to see the lead designer at Enhanced Vision Systems on several occasions and am part of their Beta test group," he