Caption: Earth Kidkul (pictured right) at the Braille Institute.
Ask anyone who was around before smartphones, and they'll tell you life was different. But for Nutsiri "Earth" Kidkul, who went blind eight years ago, life-changing doesn't begin to describe the impact of mobile apps.
Before specialized apps came along, Kidkul would have to plan and prepare much more for basic tasks like grocery shopping, traveling or reading documents. What's more, Kidkul often needed assistance from other people to go about her day.