For the price of a coffee, you will be recognized on our 2012 campaign page for supporting the Distance Computer Comfort Program. Anyone donating $5 or more will join our Hall of Fame.
As a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, we can provide Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2007 on a refurbished computer for only $12. You can provide a person with a disability this standard software foundation.
This program is made possible by numerous volunteer tutors. Last year, over 1,500 hours of one-to-one online computer tutoring were provided by volunteers. You can pay a volunteer's Criminal Record Check fee to get them started tutoring.
As all the learning happens online, participants and tutors use computer headsets to talk to each other. You can buy and mail a headset to a person with a disability so they can begin learning online with a tutor.
Every participant has a private online classroom where they can give access to a tutor to see their computer screen. This allows them to learn together from anywhere in Canada in real-time, and to record all their lessons so they can review any class they have taken. You can provide this online learning space.
To date, we have provided over 600 people with disabilities a free computer with Microsoft Windows and Office software. With a donation of $100, you can provide a refurbished computer with an LCD monitor delivered to the door of any Canadian with a physical disability.
Many people with disabilities cannot use a typical keyboard or mouse while using a computer. Instead, they use voice recognition software, a specialized mouse and/or keyboard to provide computer input. Some people use screen readers to hear what they cannot see. You can make a computer accessible.
Learning how to use the internet and Office software are fundamental computer skills we provide people with disabilities. You can change the life of someone with a disability by sponsoring their computer tutoring in these core areas, ensuring fundamental computer literacy. This includes all software and hardware accommodations and a personal computer tutor for four months.
Think of how the internet has changed your life. This program connects and changes the lives of people with physical disabilities. You can help us dedicate a part-time staff person to sustain the national impact of our accessible online learning.
For $100,000, you could support 100 people with disabilities anywhere in Canada for a year. A donation at this level would allow us to focus on delivering the program instead of sustaining it. We’d name the program after you.
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