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The Chicago Lighthouse

The Chicago Lighthouse staff want to purchase technology and work stations that are adapted for people w/ disabilities to place in their Centers. Their clients & staff currently utilize two assistive software applications: Jaws is a screen reading program for people who are blind & ZoomText magnifies the screen for people w/visual impairments. In 2017, Jaws and ZoomText merged into one package, known as Fusion. This innovation now allows people who are losing their vision to easily move between the programs or use both at once.

 


$25,000

Awarded

Background

Founded on the principles of equality, independence and dignity for all, The Chicago Lighthouse has served as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the blind and visually impaired communities of Chicago for 111 years. It is the oldest organization in the country serving people with low vision and blindness. The Chicago Lighthouse serves more than 67,000 people each year. Their nationally prominent low vision clinic has become a world-class example of comprehensive rehabilitation and demonstrates their evolving role as a pioneer in vision care innovation.