Computers for the Blind
Free or Low-Cost Computers
1201 S Sherman St, Ste 206, Richardson, TX, 75081-6510
Distance: 234 Miles
This program makes computers and/or related technology equipment or software available to individuals for free or at a reduced cost.
Provides low-cost computers and laptops to people who are blind or visually impaired.
The computers have specialized software for visually impaired users.
- Private pay
- Blind or visually impaired
Anyone who has a visual impairment that prevents them from using a computer without the help of software that enlarges the screen or reads the screen.
No income or age requirements
Agency asks that every applicant have a friend, mentor or someone to help with first-time set up of the computer.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 340-6328. A representative will call the potential recipient to talk about technology requirements and the learning process.
Fees for equipment
Grants are available to qualified applicants for people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for blindness
Pay by check, money order or credit card
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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BM-6000.1500Computer Distribution Programs Definition
Programs that pay for or provide personal computers, computer software and/or necessary peripherals.
LH-0600.1550Computer Access Aids Definition
Programs that pay for or provide hardware and software products that enable individuals with disabilities to access, interact with and use computers at home, at work or in school. Access aids include scanners partnered with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software which converts handwritten or printed text to an electronic document that can be read by a screen reader; Braille translation software combined with Braille printers for translating text to Braille cells; keyboards driven by a head pointer, mouth stick, Sip-and-Puff, Joystick or eye-gaze tracking systems; large monitors; text-to-speech software which allows users to hear what is written in print; speech recognition software to convert a use's spoken words to printed text; screen magnification software for zoom capabilities; and smart home technology software which controls the home environment (turning lights or the on/off or unlocking doors through a mobile device or voice command).
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.