We all remember how just a simple difference in our clothes or look may be such a big problem in school. Kids tend to put aside anyone who is a little bit different from the group.
Now imagine how hard it is for a nine year old girl with albinism to go to school everyday, also imagine how could it be if that little girl also needs the teachers to magnify all text in the photocopy for to be able to read with the rest of the class, just because albinism affected her eyes.
Well that girl is Holly Bligh, from Australia, but one thing changed her life, and gave her some relief, that thing is an iPad.
The Australian Herald Sun says
The iPad has replaced a weighty magnifying glass as Holly's classroom companion, and a simple swipe of her finger now zooms in on text that once had to be enlarged by teachers on the photocopier.
Her mother, Fiona was so impressed about how the iPad helped her daughter, wrote an email to Steve Jobs, and amazingly in just a matter of few hours he respond her back.
In the email Ms. Bligh said
"Holly's enthusiasm to read has grown so much, and it's definitely increased her independence," Ms Bligh said.
"All the other kids think it's awesome that she gets an iPad!"
"Sometimes in the past Holly has found her extra equipment embarrassing ... But the iPad has a coolness factor!"
Mr. Jobs asked her permission to share Holly's story.
"Thanks for sharing your experience with me. Do you mind if I read your email to a group of our top 100 leaders at Apple?"
Another thing I would like to share with you, is a comment in the macrummors blog.
"The iPad is nice but it's just a giant iPod." "Tablets are still toys, you can't do anything serious." "Apple's iPad is too simple. Not enough buttons and flashing lights."
And yet it still manages to change lives. Amazing.