ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to
support Lighthouse Guild with a second annual grant for The Henry A.
Grunwald Technology Center. The Center is comprised of a dedicated team
of technology professionals who provide instruction, training,
demonstrations and forums, both on-site and virtually on the web,
utilizing cutting-edge technologies to significantly enhance the lives
of people who are visually impaired.
“With new technologies coming to market all the time, there is a strong
need for technology instruction across a variety of demographics,
especially among seniors and people with vision impairments. The
technology center, with this grant, will continue to support the CEA
Foundation’s mission by undertaking the challenge of helping individuals
utilize the potential and reap the benefits of today’s innovative
technologies,” said John Shalam, chairman of the CEA Foundation.
Peer-to-peer training workshops enable successful users of today's most
popular devices to serve as role models, share knowledge, and provide
encouragement to others. Lighthouse Guild will use this model to work
with clients at The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center to combine
technology training with social networking in a supportive, comfortable
atmosphere. The grant will also allow The Grunwald Center to implement a
Smart Service for people who may need help with accessibility.
“Every day new technologies are developed that can help improve people’s
lives by reducing or eliminating the barriers they experience. Thanks to
the CEA Foundation, we can provide our clients with hands-on training
required to help them use these technologies,” said Alan R. Morse, JD,
PhD, President &CEO, Lighthouse Guild.
The Grunwald Center's professional technology staff and volunteers
provide people who are visually impaired with instruction on a variety
of assistive equipment and devices. Additionally, instructors tutor
clients on basic and advanced uses of cellular phones, electronic
tablets and other technologies, all of which help people to better
navigate their environments, perform daily activities, remain connected
to friends, families and associates, and continue to enjoy doing what
they love most.
About CEA Foundation
The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the
Consumer Electronics Association. It was established with the mission to
link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance
their lives. The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs
to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants
in 2012. It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry,
consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around
important issues. For more information on the CEA Foundation please visitCEAFoundation.org.
About Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare
organization with a long history of addressing the needs of people who
are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple
disabilities or chronic medical conditions. By integrating vision +
healthcare services and expanding access through education and
awareness, we help people lead productive, dignified and fulfilling
lives. With more than 200 combined years of organizational experience,
Lighthouse Guild brings a level of understanding to vision care that is
unmatched. For more information, visit lighthouseguild.org.
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
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Steve Ewell, 703-907-7660
Source: CEA Foundation