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Chicago Lighthouse Showcases New CDesk Technology

CDesk is making its Midwestern debut at the Lighthouse this spring. The new technology is ideal for senior citizens or anyone else seeking to enhance their computer experiences.

“CDesk is an all inclusive computer system that has high contrast and large print, is speech and zoom enabled and can be controlled with the keyboard, mouse and even with your voice,” noted Tom Perski, senior vice president of rehabilitative services at the Lighthouse.

Perski observed that the new device gives customers access to 16 much used computer applications such as word processing, emails, internet browsing and a newsreader application. All made simple with built –in help videos.

He added that by using CDesk, an individual can avoid keyboard frustrations and simply ask the computer any questions he or she may want the answer to. E mails and word documents can be easily dictated as well.

CDesk is available as software only to install on your own computer, or as a hardware package with a computer system and the software pre-installed. CDesk can also talk to the user in a number of different languages making it easy to use no matter what your native tongue may be. It can also do instant translation! Each purchase includes unlimited technical support.

The software was designed by Michael Wechter for his wife Randyce, who suffers from visual impairment, and their experience has helped to create an intuitive and unique system that gives everybody the ability to use the computer with ease.

Both hardware and software options are available from The Chicago Lighthouse, where the CDesk system can also be demonstrated for free in the ‘Tools for Living’ retail store. Two locations are available, 1850 West Roosevelt, Chicago and 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview.

For further information, call Luke Scriven at 312/997-3649.

The Chicago Lighthouse, whose credo is “Because there is still hope,” was founded in 1906, and is one of the nation’s most comprehensive social service agencies. Housed under its roof are the oldest and most prominent vision care and rehabilitation program in the U.S.; a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities; a world class employment services program; one of the few remaining clock manufacturing facilities in America; a VA program serving veterans in all 50 states; and a radio station.

Contact Information:
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Dominic Calabrese
Contact via Email
Chelsea Horrigan
[email protected]
312-666-1331 ext. 3552

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