Computers for the Blind Press
We have many events and noteworthy things happening with our Organization. We also like to highlight important things going on generally in the blind community. The following are items of interest that we would like to share with you.
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Honoring the memory of the founder of Computers for the Blind, Bob Langford.
CFTB receives grant to support access to technology for blind and visually impaired.
(Article originally submitted by Alphapoint) Together we are Stronger. WE NEED your HELP to push us into the FUTURE. Alphapointe has had a continuous partnership with Computers for the Blind for the past three years, providing over 100 laptops to youth who are visual impaired or blind for our weeklong program, Alphapointe Technology Camp.
Delta Gamma grant awarded to Computers for the Blind to help close the technology gap for students and veterans!
Hildur H. Michel Charitable Trust grant awarded to Computers for the Blind to provide affordable, easy and FUN typing tutorial to Texans!
CFTB has been awarded an assistive technology grant from the Inspiration Foundation to further their mission by purchasing a Braille embosser
Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER) gives Texas Chapter Award to newest Computer for the Blind board member, John Paul Burnett. Read more to see what his peers wrote about this deserving board member.
CFTB has received grants from the Delta Gamma Foundation to help provide computers at a discounted rate.
Computers for the Blind and World Services for the Blind have partnered to bring free assistive technology training for clients who purchase a computer from CFTB. Read more about this partnership and Sharon's story (CEO of World Services for the Blind)
David Jeppson, current Executive Director for Computers for the Blind, will be retiring Oct 1st, with Christy Householter taking his place.
Lions Club International honors CFTB with an article in their February Issue of Lions Magazine
Computers for the Blind attended the Sports Extravaganza in Irving, TX and awarded Karima Valentine with a computer that is preloaded with accessibility software.
Computers for the Blind awarded computers to two youth who are blind for White Cane Day 2018
For the second year, Computers for the Blind was able to donate laptops to Alphapointe's Technology Camp in Kansas City, Missouri
Computers for the Blind hits a major milestone by building their 10,000th accessible computer. An open house was held September 12, 2017 at their location in Richardson, TX to present this computer to a local person who is blind.
Through a generous donation from the Delta Gamma Foundation, Computers for the Blind was able to provide 27 laptops to Alphapointe for their 2017 Technology camp in Kansas City, Missouri. This camp provides hands-on training to middle and high school students with vision impairments.
American Foundation for the Blind announced that Computers for the Blind will be a recipient of the 2017 Access Award
CFTB is please to announce a new grant from the Reading Resource fund from the Communities Foundation of Texas that helps us provide computers at a lower cost for those who qualify.