Computers for the Blind

Opening Worlds - One Computer at a Time


Introduction


The Computers for the Blind (formerly The Texas Center for the Visually Challenged) is a volunteer organization devoted to providing computers for the blind. It is our hope that each person with vision loss may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates opportunity for greater personal freedom.

The process starts with the donation of used computers. A group of dedicated volunteers refurbishes the computer. Special software is included with a screen reader and a voice synthesizer so text may be read aloud. E-mail and word processing programs are part of the software library.

Any visually impaired person who is serious about using a computer and is willing to commit to the learning process is eligible to receive a computer.

Bob Langford is the founding father of The Computers for the Blind. Bob says "When you are blind, learning the computer is a lot of work. It takes real dedication and some give up. But for those like me who put the effort into it, it’s a tremendous miracle."


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