Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare® Announce New Program Offering OnLine Library for Free to Eligible Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Posted on 02/01/2017

Posted by PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare® have partnered with the American Academy of Ophthalmology to empower students with low vision to reach their full potential. The organizations are working alongside LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco and the members of VisionServe Alliance, who provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision throughout the United States. The new program will use the Spotlight Gateway app for iPad to expand access to digital reading materials specifically designed for people with low vision.

Spotlight Gateway photo and video link

“Reading should not be a privilege,” says Mark G. Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Guild. “Books document our history, mark our present and inspire our future. We’re pleased to join in establishing this program to break down barriers and open a world of possibilities to students who are visually impaired.”

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