In an effort to accommodate people with visual impairments in need of technical support, The Chicago Lighthouse has established a telephone assistive technology support line.
The toll free number for the new service is 888-TCL-0080 or 888-825-0080. Any blind or visually impaired person can call the support line regardless of what product they're using. It can be any hardware or software relating to assistive technology as long as the customer is visually impaired.
They also encourage calls from teachers and other individuals who work with people who are visually impaired as well as other interested parties. The intent is to offer a one stop place where people who are blind or visually impaired can get the assistance they need.
If the issue can't be resolved over the phone, they will schedule an on-site visit as long as the customer resides in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The Chicago Lighthouse was founded in 1906 by a group of women volunteers who were both blind and sighted and offered housing, clothing and food assistance to people who were blind. Since then, The Chicago Lighthouse has evolved into the most comprehensive private rehabilitation and educational facility in Illinois dedicated exclusively to assisting children, youth and adults who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled.
The Chicago Lighthouse strives to improve the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired and open doors to opportunities, jobs and choices that lead to enhanced dignity and increased independence.
The Chicago Lighthouse is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, The Chicago Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency. The Chicago Lighthouse is a leader, innovator and advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired, enhancing the quality of life for all individuals involved, and for the community.
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1298