Empowering Equality: Game-Changing Penny Forward App Takes Financial Education to New Heights for the Blind and Low Vision Community

Minneapolis, MN –With generous support from Wells Fargo and World Services for the Blind, Penny Forward INC, a leading Minnesota-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded and run by people who are blind, is proud to announce the launch of the Penny Forward app. Available for iOS and Android platforms, the app is set to revolutionize access to financial education for the 32 million blind and low vision Americans across the country.

The Penny Forward app provides an inclusive platform where blind and low vision users can effortlessly access news articles, podcast episodes, an events calendar, and online courses tailored to the unique needs of the blind and low vision community. This groundbreaking initiative aims to bridge the information gap and empower individuals with the necessary tools and knowledge to make informed financial decisions.

“We are excited to introduce the Penny Forward app, a game-changer in the realm of financial education for the blind and low vision community,” said Christopher Peterson, the Founder and CEO of Penny Forward. “Our mission is to level the playing field and ensure that everyone, regardless of their visual abilities, has equal opportunities to gain financial literacy and independence.”

Key features of the Penny Forward app include:

  1. News: Stay up to date with the latest news through accessible articles and curated content.
  2. Podcast Episodes: Engage with informative and inspiring podcast episodes featuring expert guests who offer valuable insights and guidance on various financial topics.
  3. Events Calendar: Discover and participate in virtual and in-person events, workshops, and webinars designed to enhance financial knowledge and promote networking within the blind and low vision community.
  4. Online Courses: Access a growing library of online courses specifically designed to address the unique needs of blind and low vision individuals, covering a wide range of financial topics, including budgeting, savings, credit, Social Security benefits, and more.

Penny Forward INC has collaborated with leading experts in the field of finance and accessibility to develop an app that exceeds industry standards in terms of usability and functionality. The Penny Forward app incorporates innovative accessibility features, ensuring an inclusive experience for users of all visual abilities.

“We strongly believe that financial education should be accessible to everyone,” Peterson emphasized. “With the Penny Forward app, we aim to empower blind and low vision individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their finances, overcome barriers, and achieve financial security.”

The Penny Forward app is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store. To learn more about Penny Forward INC and their initiatives, please visit https://pennyforward.com/


Founded in 2021, Penny Forward Inc is a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation whose mission is to help blind people confidently navigate the landscape of personal finance through education, mentoring, and mutual support. They envision a world where blind people have the resources to tackle tough times, seize sensational opportunities, and champion causes they care about. Since their founding they’ve served over twenty thousand visitors to their web site, released nearly 70 podcast episodes, five online courses, held over 60 workshops, and exhibited at the American Council of the Blind and National Federation of the Blind national conventions. More information about Penny Forward is available at their web site, pennyforward.com.

ABOUT World Services for The Blind

founded by Roy Kumpe in 1947, World Services for The Blind, WSB, serves blind or visually impaired people who need to learn independent living skills or job training skills tailored to the specific requirements of their individual visual impairments. The goal of WSB is to empower blind or visually impaired people to achieve sustainable independence through life skills, career training and community access. Since its birth, WSB has served more than 16,000 people from all fifty states and fifty-nine countries. For more information, visit https://www.wsblind.org/

ABOUT Wells Fargo

Since 1852, Wells Fargo has been helping people go further. From introducing the first checking account in California designed for people who were blind or had low vision to being the first financial institution to have its website, wellsfargo.com, certified as accessible by the National Federation of the Blind, they are continually innovating so their customers can get ahead. For more information, visit http://www.wellsfargo.com

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