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Blind athlete prepares for Olympics with help of iPhone

July 13, 2016

Katie Kelly loves sport and she pursues her passion with a singleminded focus, unaffected by challenges like low vision and low hearing.

In her twenties, she was diagnosed with Usher's syndrome, which is a degenerative eye sight and hearing condition.

Today she is 41 years old and is trying for a spot on the Australian team for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Thanks to technology, Kelly has been able to fully participate in all her training sessions. She relies on the iPhone 6+ which can be paired via Bluetooth with a hearing aid. She puts her iPhone on her coach's bike and she follows his instructions as they go into her hearing aid.



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