The Inspiration Foundation awarded 13 VisionServe Alliance members Assistive Technology Grants of up to $1,500 to help them keep their technology class rooms and remote training sessions up to date. The recipients used this funding to purchase a variety of equipment including braille displays, braille printers, a new laptop, phones for training, air pods, ear pods, headsets, Fusion software, tablets, handheld electronic magnifiers and more.
The Inspiration Foundation (a philanthropic division of Cleanlogic, a company offering quality bath and body accessories) created these grants to help nonprofit organizations purchase assistive technology equipment. The founder of Cleanlogic was inspired by his mom, who lost her sight when she was 7, but never let it stop her. Through her hard work, she became a passionate advocate, helping other blind and visually impaired individuals gain employment. The Inspiration Foundation’s Board believes that successful job placement and retention depends on strong technology skills and that independent living skills are augmented by technology.
2020 Assistive Technology Grant Recipients:
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Balance for Blind Adults – Toronto, Canada
Community Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired – Stockton, CA
Community Services for Sight – Sugarloaf, PA
Computers for the Blind – Richardson, TX
Earle Baum Center – Santa Rosa, CA
In-Sight – Warwick, RI
Lighthouse of Pinellas – Largo, FL
Nu-Visions Center – Lewiston, PA
San Diego Center for the Blind – San Diego, CA
Savannah Association for the Blind – Savannah, GA
The Vision Institute of South Carolina – Irmo, SC
Valley Center for the Blind – Fresno, CA