The Spotlight Gateway Project

The Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco and the Lighthouse Guild in New York City, in collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Bookshare, have announced the Spotlight Gateway Project.

The goal of the initiative is to make books more accessible and available to people who are blind and visually impaired. There's an iPad app called Spotlight Text, which readers use to access their library, is called "the first ebook reader specifically for individuals with vision loss."

This sounds like a great program—accessibility remains a prime reason to be bullish about the iPad as an empowering, inclusive way of computing. It also shows that iOS has the best software to support this kind of endeavor. Apple clearly leads in this technology; that the iPad is the foundation for this program is further proof.