Dedicated to providing students with visual impairments or print disabilities the opportunity to access a library of over 500,000 titles through Bookshare® and the use of Spotlight Gateway. Spotlight Gateway is an e-reading application specifically designed for people with eye disorders.
All students enrolled in the program receive a membership to Bookshare® and the Spotlight Gateway app. Students who demonstrate a financial need are eligible, for a limited time, to receive an Apple iPad at no cost.
This program is provided by Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare® in collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, and VisionServe Alliance, so students can reach their academic potential.
In order to be eligible for Spotlight Gateway, an ophthalmologist must certify that you have a visual impairment or print disability that prevents you from reading traditional print materials. To register for this program please speak with your ophthalmologist.
The Spotlight Gateway program is committed to providing technology to students who demonstrate a financial need. For a limited time, students who qualify for the Federal School Lunch Assistance Program or Medicaid, would likely be eligible to receive an iPad at no cost.
What Does is Cost?
Spotlight Gateway is FREE for qualified U.S. students of any age.