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Helping to Foster the Independence of People Who are Blind and Visually Impaired: Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

Partners for Sight is dedicated to improving the lives of blind and visually impaired people. We believe these individuals should have the tools and resources necessary to lead independent, productive lives. Through our support of non-profit organizations that share this philosophy, we’re making the world easier to navigate for thousands of people, every day.

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Since its founding in 1955, Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation (RDPFS) has
devoted its work to enriching the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. Dewitt
Wallace, co-founder of the Reader’s Digest Association, felt strongly that people should have
access to the printed word regardless of their vision challenges. Since our founding, we have
published high-quality, low-cost large-print books so that people who have trouble seeing
standard print can continue to enjoy reading in a comfortable format.

Today RDPFS also has a significant grant program that works towards making a difference in
the lives of people with vision loss. Through our grant making, RDPFS supports organizations
that offer education, training, rehabilitation, research, and technology programs benefiting
children and adults with vision loss. The Foundation also partners with local and national
organizations that assist, support, and provide training to people who are blind and visually
impaired. In addition, since 2020, we have published the RDPFS Resources for Partners
Bulletin, the only publication issued weekly that is distributed widely to active members of the
blind and visually impaired community. The Bulletin highlights resources that promote the
concept that people living with blindness and vision impairment are empowered to achieve as
much independence as possible while being included in, and treated equally by, all
communities within which they wish to participate.

As a result of these initiatives, RDPFS has helped to enhance the quality of life of thousands
of people each year, assisting them with their goal to become fully accepted, productive, and
participating members of society. We strive for an accessible and inclusive world where
individuals with vision loss have the tools, resources, and opportunities to lead self-sufficient
and fulfilling lives.

For more information, visit www.partnersforsight.org; or contact us at: Reader’s Digest
Partners for Sight Foundation, 118 North Bedford Road, Suite 100, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549; or
info@partnersforsight.org.

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