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A blind man goes sailing with help from afar

When Ed Gallagher goes sailing off San Francisco, he wears a webcam on his head, straps a netbook computer to his hip and hops onto a 36-foot boat with his dog. Then he relies on Herb Meyer, a skipper back on land, to watch the live, streaming webcam video and give him instructions.

Gallagher, who is 59 years old, is blind.

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