LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Twenty-three year old Iraqi war soldier Specialist Steven Baskis of the US Army is using cutting edge technology for the blind. His high-end cell phone cost $2000. It has GPS, it can tell when the lights are on in a room, and if it touches his clothes, it can tell him the colors he's wearing. Plus, it can read any document, including the morning paper. Spc. Baskis says, "If I didn't have this, it would be really hard for me just to get around and do things."
Even though he was blinded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Steve is still in the army, fixing small engines and teaching computer science to the blind. Baskis is the subject of a soon to be released documentary about coping with a disability.