About Open LORE
Open LORE LLC is a privately held company specializing in reading software and accessible e-books specifically designed to support readers with dyslexia, ADHD, Irlen Syndrome, and other reading difficulties. Open LORE LLC, based in Beaverton, Oregon, was established in September 2012, launched its first commercial e-books in March 2014, and first reading software product (Open LORE Read) in July 2014.
Empower readers to fully engage the written word through assistive reading software and accessible classic e-books
We believe in making text accessible and enjoyable – especially for those who struggle with the reading process. Our products create an intuitive and fun reading environment aligned to today’s e-book technologies.
Millions more reading, growing, and discovering their full potential
Reading should be the pathway to brighter futures, not a barrier to success and self-esteem. It is our passion to Open "LORE" (specifically written learning and knowledge) by effectively assisting the reading process in a way that can be adjusted to each individual’s needs, regardless of reading level or learning disability.
Acapela Text-to-Speech by Acapela Group
Optical Character Recognition Powered by ABBYY
Portable document cameras
ABBYY and FineReader are registered trademarks of ABBYY.
Glen Wagner, Chief Executive Officer
Glen holds a BS in Engineering Physics an MS in Technology Management and has over 28 years of technology experience primarily with Intel Corp. In the last seven years, Glen led the quality efforts within Intel's Digital Health Group and later Care Innovations LLC, where Glen encountered reading assistive technologies for the first time. Through direct user testing with teachers, parents, and students combined with his love of literature Glen has developed a passion to pursue breakthrough solutions to open the world of literature to those who struggle to interpret the written word.
Steve Bauer, Chief Technology Officer
Steve holds a BS in Computer Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and an MBA. Steve has 20 years of experience with Hewlett-Packard and 7 years with Alcatel-Lucent where he has developed software in R&D, manufacturing, and product support roles. After earning his MBA, Steve joined the Care Innovations team, where he was introduced to assistive technologies. Steve's sons, who are now avid readers, had a difficult time learning to read. It was through reading literature and extra time from school personnel that the situation changed. With Open LORE, Steve is able to unite his business interests with technological solutions that help people.