The Lighthouse for the
Blind, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization, as described
under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
to Consider Giving
Contributions are tax-deductible to
the full extent provided by law.
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There are several Planned Giving
options where you can give a substantial contribution to the Seattle
Lighthouse for the Blind, obtain a tax deduction and receive regular
income for life. These life income options include various gift annuities
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Help Create Accessible Workstations
the next year, we anticipate creating up to twenty new jobs for people
with visual impairments in our customer service area. Each of these
employees will need a customized computer workstation in order to
do their job. An accessible workstation for a fully blind individual
costs over $16,000 to put together.
The workstation would include:
A PC with standard monitor allowing assistance from sighted Information
Technology staff, and a basic software package. $2,000
Screen reading software to translate visual text into speech and
A refreshable Braille display to show in Braille the words appearing
on the monitor. $12,000
A voice synthesizer to vocalize words appearing on the monitor.
A scanner to convert text printed on paper into images the screen
reading software can translate into speech and Braille. $300
And you thought learning how to use a regular computer was complicated.....If
you want to help the Lighthouse create accessible workstations, please
use the enclosed gift envelope to send in your tax-deductible contribution.
If you would like more information or to schedule a visit to the Lighthouse
so you can check out adaptive computer equipment in person, please
contact Development Associate Jeff Patterson at
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
call, fax, email or write directly to:
Kirk Adams, Development Director
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
2501 South Plum Street Seattle, WA 98144
accept our warmest appreciation
for your generous support!