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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

National Cristina Foundation (NCF)

The National Cristina Foundation (NCF) is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the support of training through donated technology. Its mission is to ensure access to computer technology and the sharing of technology solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and the economically disadvantaged the opportunity, through training, to lead more productive lives.

NCF works to see that computer technology resources coming out of their first place of service are not wasted, but are given a second productive life helping to develop human potential.

National Cristina Foundation (NCF)
500 West Putnam
Greenwich, CT 06902-7474
Phone: 203-863-9100
Web: http://www.cristina.org

Texas Center for the Physically Impaired and Refurbished Computers

For 15 years, the Texas Center for the Physically Impaired has operated a program where, for a $100 donation, they will provide individuals who are blind or visually impaired within the US or Canada with a computer. The computer is a refurbished unit that includes keyboard, mouse, sound card, monitor and speakers. They use Windows XP machines that businesses donate. The computer also includes a demo version of the Window-Eyes screen reader and a demo of the ZoomText screen magnification software. If a recipient can use ZoomText, the person is able to get a licensed version for free from TCPI thanks to the generosity of Ai Squared. Also included is a seven-tape tutorial on how to use the computer. For more information, visit http://www.handicapability.org/computers.html or call 214-340-6328.

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