From Palo Alto to CSUN: Pastor Albert Macklin's Journey with Envision Glasses

Pastor Albert shouting out Envision and the power of assistive technology is a memory we will never forget.

March 28, 2024
pastor albert at church wearing the envision glasses

At Envision, our mission extends far beyond technology; it's about forging genuine connections, empowering individuals, and fostering a community that uplifts each other. One remarkable story that encapsulates this spirit is that of Albert Macklin, a pastor from East Palo Alto whose journey with Envision Glasses is a testament to the transformative power of assistive technology.

A Connection Begins: The Initial Encounter

Albert's initial encounter with Envision was through a virtual demonstration, just before the CSUN conference - an annual gathering that showcases innovative technology for people who are blind or have low vision. Inspired by what he saw, Albert traveled to CSUN, experienced the glasses firsthand, and made the decision to integrate them into his life.

Community and Empowerment: A Visit to the Church

The personal touch didn't end there; Karthik Mahadevan & Karthik Kannan, founders at Envision, were personally involved in onboarding Albert, ensuring he could harness the full potential of Envision Glasses. 

Albert's enthusiasm for technology, especially Envision Glasses, was palpable when he invited us to his church in San Francisco. It was a heartwarming experience to see him in action, effortlessly engaging with his congregation and later, reading the lunch menu independently, a simple yet profound demonstration of independence.

These devices have since become an integral part of his daily life, enabling him to perform tasks with greater independence - from reading menus to calling his wife using the Ally feature.

bhagya and the two karthiks from envision with pastor albert outside his church in palo alto

A Moment of Recognition: The Sermon Shoutout

During a gospel sermon, Albert gave Envision a heartfelt shoutout, sharing how the glasses have enhanced his ability to 'see' in ways he never imagined, bringing laughter and admiration from his congregation. This moment was not just about technology; it was a celebration of community, accessibility, and the shared joy of overcoming challenges.

An Invitation to Empowerment

Albert's story is a powerful reminder of why we do what we do. It's about enabling individuals to live more independently, confidently, and with joy. We're deeply moved by Albert's journey and proud to be a part of it. 

We invite you to experience this empowerment firsthand. Book a free demo of Envision Glasses today and discover how assistive technology can open up new possibilities for independence and connection.

Your journey towards greater independence awaits.