Press Release: Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is pleased to announce a substantial grant from the Reading Resource fund, Communities Foundation of Texas to provide almost 700 computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI as well as families of children with visual impairments
- Consumers who are on SSDI and/or SSDI can receive a desktop computer package (desktop computer, flat screen monitor, and peripherals') for $50 or a laptop for $70. Award letter from SSA required.
- Parents of a child with a visual impairment may receive a desktop computer package (desktop computer, flat screen monitor, and peripherals') for $50 or a laptop for $70. A letter of recommendation from the student’s Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) is required. The letter needs to indicate that obtaining a computer at our standard price of $110 would create a financial burden on the family. No other financial information needed. The TVI also needs to indicate that the student needs a computer and is capable of benefiting from the computer. Note: We have discovered that a child who can press the space bar may be able use a computer with proper training, special software, and USB connections. See attached.
NOTE: Go to CFTB website to see what we provide. All computers have a 2 year warranty. Purchase orders not accepted for this grant. CFTB does not recommend and rarely approves a laptop computer for persons who use MAGic screen magnification as the laptop screen is not large enough. CFTB now accepts credit and debit cards or Pay-Pal. Talking Typing Teacher is available from MarvelSoft for $10 through this grant. It is 90% off of retail and is highly recommended for all users!
For additional information or to please an order contact:
Customer service: 214-340-6328, leave one message only. Staff will get back to you within two business days.
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David Jeppson - Executive Director