Lighthouse Guild breaks ground on new assistive Technology Center for vision loss assistance

The not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization breaks ground on premier Technology Center for assistive technology for people with vision loss.

Construction has begun on a Technology Center from Lighthouse Guild. The new Technology Center will provide assistive technology and will become the largest resource for assistive technology in the United States.

Lighthouse Guild intends their new Technology Center to be a hub for assistive technology acquisition for those people who are visually impaired. Not only can patients purchase devices and learn how to use them, but they can also receive eye examinations and discuss potential useful technology based on their unique circumstances. Staffed by vision professionals, the Technology Center will become the largest resource for assistive technology in the United States.

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On Thursday, June 3, ground was broken by Lighthouse Guild President and CEO Dr. Calvin W. Roberts, Board Chairman James M. Dubin, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Lighthouse Guild Chief Operating Officer Paul Misiti, Chief Program and Services Officer Maura Sweeney, and Chief Development Officer Brian Dever, among others.

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Lighthouse Guild is one of New York State’s leading programs for assistive technology training for people with vision loss. Their testing site offers new technologies and training on devices patients may already own. Their vision experts recognize the value of assistive technology for people with vision loss, and they help their patients learn how to use their devices to maximize their success at work or school.