OFOA Vision Statement
To improve the quality of life for children and adults with severe physical challenges, and their families.
The Opportunity Foundation of America (OFOA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,
was established in 2000 by a group of caring executives from Salt Lake City, Utah committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with profound physical disabilities. OFOA has assisted more than 3,000 people since its inception.
OFOA is the sole manufacturer, distributor, and trainer of the EagleEyes technology, and also distributes and provides training for Camera Mouse. Both EagleEyes and Camera Mouse were developed at Boston College and are innovative technologies that allow individuals with profound physical disabilities to interact with the outside world, frequently for the first time, through a computer. Utilizing EagleEyes or Camera Mouse individuals with severe disabilities can control the mouse pointer on the computer by using only their eyes or head. Both technologies are simple mouse replacement systems for the computer. EagleEyes and Camera Mouse can be used for recreation, education, and communication.
The full cost of each EagleEyes system is $1,299, which includes the EagleEyes console and software, electrodes, cables, tote bag, necessary supplies, and on-going support. There are currently over 500 EagleEyes systems in use in 36 states, as well as Canada and four other international locations. EagleEyes systems are placed in schools and organizations as well as individual homes. In schools, one system can be used by multiple students. Our current estimated EagleEyes user population is over 1,500 individuals.
Camera Mouse, a software program that can be easily downloaded from the OFOA website at no charge, allows individuals with purposeful head movement to access a computer through the use of a webcam. Although the number of individuals utilizing Camera Mouse is difficult to pinpoint, there have been over 3.5 million downloads.
The funding for OFOA comes from a combination of private individual donations, corporate donations, grants, and fundraising events.
OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
KEY ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES:
“I can do things you cannot.
You can do things I cannot.
Together we can do great things"
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