Our Mission - Technology for ALL!
Many of us take for granted the ability to work with computers and other devices. We either own or have full access to "smart" devices and to the internet for work, entertainment and personal needs. With your support, not only does Technology For All provide these services to many who do not have access to technology, but we also provide services to those who have difficulty using equipment due to physical challenges.
Recently, a new client, Carl*, visited the public computer center at Mission Milby CDC. He attended a Basic Computer class and was trying to work with a typing exercise. TFA's volunteer trainer Tom Thompson realized Carl was having difficulty handling the keyboard and approached him to help. Carl explained that he lost use of his left arm several years ago, but would like to learn how to type and use other functions of a computer. Tom searched on the internet for information and found a solution.
Doorway Online is a collection of free learning tools, including a single handed typing tutor. Tom set Carl up on the tutor and by the end of the day's class, he had mastered key placement and was typing short words. Carl was very grateful to TFA and those who fund our offerings. Tom stated, "It is so rewarding to see the eyes of a client light up when they accomplish something difficult." Your generous donations allow Technology For All to provide programs which touch many lives and enable persons with different needs to be successful in the workplace and their personal lives.
TFA Finds Solutions for the Physically Challenged
Technology For All uses a variety of online tools to help the physically challenged. For example, online applications used with large brightly colored keyboards help those with impaired vision. Head phones provide increased sound for those with diminished hearing and an altered mouse aids those with injured and arthritic hands. Your continuing financial support enables TFA to help persons of all abilities.
* Carl is not client's real name.