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Computers for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Computers for the Blind
1201 S. Sherman Road
Suite 204
Richardson, TX 75081
(214) 340-6328 (Local)
(214) 432-2666 (Fax)
info@computersfortheblind.net
http://www.computersfortheblind.net/

Brief Description

Computers for the Blind (CFTB), which was formerly The Texas Center for the Visually Challenged, is a volunteer organization that provides affordable refurbished computers with accessibility software to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Our computers are equipped with a licensed version of MAGic without speech screen magnification software and NVDA screen reader software. The computers also have trial versions of JAWS screen reader software and Talking Typing Teacher, a talking typing tutorial software. It is our hope that each person who is visually impaired may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates opportunity for greater personal freedom and employment.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm CST
Clients served on average per year: 1,000
Number of staff: 5
Staff description: Executive Director, Operations Manager, 3 Intake Specialists
Geographic area served: United States and its territories

Staff

David Jeppson, Executive Director, djeppson@computersfortheblind.net

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides computer equipment, software and training for visually impaired persons. Refurbished computers with Windows 7,NVDA screen reader, JAWS demo, licensed copy of MAGic without speech screen magnification software. Demo copy of Talking Typing Teacher (TTT). Licensed copy of TTT available for $50. Discounts for JAWS and MAGic with speech.
  • Library Services
    • Descriptive video lending library in VHS and DVD Formats.

Services for Children

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides computer equipment, software and training for visually impaired persons. Refurbished computers with Windows 7,NVDA screen reader, JAWS demo, licensed copy of MAGic without speech screen magnification software. Demo copy of Talking Typing Teacher (TTT). Licensed copy of TTT available for $50. Discounts for JAWS and MAGic with speech.
  • Library Services
    • Descriptive video lending library in VHS and DVD Formats.

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