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A FELLOW SAVER “FT” HAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES TO GAINING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, VIA FREE COMPUTERS/INTERNET ETC. PLEASE SEE THIS LIST BELOW AND SEE IF ONE WORKS FOR YOU OR YOURS. 🙂 there are a few other things on it as well 🙂
Entitlements anyone? For those that have no access to a computer, there are many opportunities to obtain free computers. Following is a list of just a few options. When I obtain new options, I’ll provide to you. Could you post on your site, and FB posters can be referred to it? If not, I’ll think of something else. Thanks!!!!
Computers 4 Kids is an organization which may provide computers to low income families with kids who cannot afford or do not have a computer. Located throughout the US in various communities, some organizations will provide education and training. You MUST check with the actual organization to verify what exactly they provide and to whom. As with any organization, they you must qualify according to their guidelines – various rules do apply. Unfortunately, Computers 4 Kids is not a national organization, rather a community sponsored organization. Therefore, the organization does NOT have a national database and each office has to be located individually. Some use the C4K name, others do not. All time, services, labor, and computers are donated by their respective community.
•C4K – Charlottesville, Virginia
•C4K – Washington
•free byte- lots of links !
•Freecycle – hook up with someone in your neighborhood
•C4K – California
•computer recycling center – Computers Available for Teachers, Public Schools, and Nonprofits
•COMPUTERS FOR YOUTH – NYC/PHILADELPHIA
Get a home computer for under $200!
NY, NJ, PA
•home computer under $200
Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services
[California] To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are disabled by empowering them with computer technology.
Adaptive Mobility, Inc.
[Indiana] Works with clients to determine specific mobility needs and to find resources to meet those needs, including a broad range of items such as wheelchairs, rehabilitation equipment, vehicle adaptive equipment and van modifications. Serves Indiana and Kentucky.
Alachua Free-Net Computer Recycling Program
[Florida] Requests for computers are considered on a case-by-case basis by the AFN Computer Recycling Program volunteers. Some of the areas used for determination are as follows: Priority is given to local community organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations. Individuals with disabilities or hardships where it is demonstrated that the computer would enhance the person’s life. The criteria for deciding where the computers are distributed has been kept deliberately informal, as the particular type of equipment that we have, and the requests vary significantly. This has not posed a problem in the past and we hope it will continue to work in the same way
All Free ISP
Database of free and low-cost Internet Service Providers in the US and Canada.
Castaway Computers, Inc.
[Wisconsin] We accept donated computer equipment and software from companies, refurbish the equipment, load available software, and upgrade the equipment. Castaway donates the computers to individuals, families, schools, charities, and agencies including religious, scouting, genealogical, historical, and other nonprofit entities. (414) 221-3442
Computers for Families (CFF)
[Virginia] Computers for Families is a not for profit organization founded to place computer systems with and provide computer information access to individuals who can not afford a computer system. Currently we are only able to help families in the SW Virginia localities. 540-745-6340
Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons
[Tennessee] CHIPS is a non-profit project aimed at reducing the social isolation of persons who are homebound, by providing a computer and free Internet access through KORRnet, who manages the project. The primary participants in this project are persons who are elderly, or caregivers, although some recipients are also disabled and homebound.
[South Dakota] DakotaLink is a statewide program of resources and supports that enable individuals in South Dakota greater access to assistive technology devices and services, to maintain independence, to explore funding options, and to become educated about assistive technology issues. Call 1-800-645-0673 (V/TDD)
First Chance Project
First Chance will locate used computer equipment and transfer it to rural women who do not have computers in their own home. Telephone: 720 855 0501
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
[Florida] FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida business and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death. 1-888-788-9216
I have used this site personally and they were a TREMENDOUS HELP!!! When I couldn’t figure out the problem. They were there to guide me, step by step, to completely clean my computer. Free downloads and EXPERT advice!
[Michigan] We place computers in homes (in low-income Grand Rapids neighborhoods) that could not otherwise afford one. To qualify for a computer, you must complete ten (10) hours of service to your community
[Oregon] FREE GEEK is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.
Free Online Virus Scan
internet program scans your computer for viruses. often more updated than software you purchase and/or update regularly.
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
[Georgia] Provides medical equipment to disabled people in the metro Atlanta area who could not otherwise afford it.
People with severe physical disabilities struggle greatly with things most of us take for granted. Without help, many cannot write a letter, make a phone call, buy something from a store, or hold down a job. In very severe cases, even basic communication is impossible in any but the most laborious of ways. The computer (and, through it, the Internet) solves many of these problems and opens up whole new worlds to the severely physically disabled. Imagine the feeling of self-reliance that comes from needing something and ordering it over the Internet. Imagine the self-esteem one can gain from entering an Internet chat room and being thought of and treated as a ‘regular’ person, not someone with a severe disability. This computer-aided autonomy is impossible without an input device designed for the disabled. However, for many people, the cost of such a device excludes them from this new world of opportunities offered by the computer and Internet. GiveTech plans to solve this problem
for many financially disadvantaged people with severe physical disabilities. 415.750.2576
Head and Heart Foundation of Dallas and Fort Worth
[Texas] The Head and Heart Foundation of Dallas and Fort Worth Provides: Computer Hardware; Technical Assistance; and Information to the physically disabled in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
Illinois Assistive Technology Program
[Illinois] Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is a not-for-profit agency that promotes the availability of assistive technology (AT) services and programs for people with disabilities. 217-522-7985 voice 217-522-9966 tty
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program provides up to $1,000 financial assistance toward the exact cost of adding adaptive equipment to a new 2002, 2003 or 2004* Ford, Lincoln or Mercury car, van or light truck, and up to $200 on alerting devices for hearing impairments, lumbar seats and running boards.
The Mobility Project exists to serve disabled people living in poverty throughout the developing nations of the world: by personally delivering refurbished mobility aids such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other medical equipment to the disabled in need. By adjusting each mobility aid given to fit the individual who receives it. By providing sports programs for the disabled, to help them achieve greater confidence and health as well as ability with their mobility equipment. By building wheelchair refurbishing and manufacturing facilities in some of the countries where we work, to provide vocational training for local people with disabilities, as well as an ongoing source for repairs to mobility aids to other disabled people in the area.
Mobility Unlimited serves as the ‘last resort’ by financially assisting physically disabled adults who have exhausted all other financial resources available to them (including private health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid) and are still unable to meet their mobility needs. Mobility Unlimited strives to improve the individual’s quality of life by giving the individual a ‘hand up’ by helping the individual help himself or herself to remove the obstacle, obtain the equipment or receive the treatment he or she needs to improve the quality of his or her life. Our focus is on providing equipment that will enable the individual to pursue or maintain employment. Mobility Unlimited also serves as an advocate on behalf of physically disabled adults who may need some help communicating with their insurance company in order to obtain the mobility equipment they need to be productive members of their community. Phone 877.516.0605
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP)
[New Mexico] The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT)services they need. NMTAP’s toll-free number is: (800) 866-2253
Resume’s, Computer repairs, Computer Support.
This is a personal site, however it is the best way to reach me if the need is there. If you live in the area I can repair your computer, If you need free tech support I can do that. If you need a Resume written I can also do that. I can also help repair documents for you. This would be in my spare time. But I would be glad to assist those with the need. Just email me or call.
Santa Barbara Computers for Families
[California] The Computers for Families project is providing computers, Internet access and training for Santa BarbaraCounty students whose families cannot afford to purchase them. We believe that access to technology at home is critical to building the skills essential for success in the 21st century. (805)964-4711 x5400
Southern Arizona’s Computer Bank
[Arizona] SACB is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable and educational organization, that helps those who are less fortunate. We acquire, upgrade and donate computers, and printers to under-privileged students K-12, who live in Southern Arizona.
Technology Assisting People In Need
[Ohio] TAPIN focuses on serving individuals who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, and who could benefit by owning a computer, and the agencies which serve them.
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) [Pennsylvania] A nonprofit organization that helps provide financing opportunities to individuals with disabilities and elder Pennsylvanians for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services.
Tools for Life
[Georgia] Tools for Life can give you and your family more options for greater freedom in your lives. Tools for Life increases access to appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for all Georgians with disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice. Voice: 1-800-497-8665
Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
[Utah] The Utah Assistive Technology Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that works with Zions Bank of Utah to provide zero and low-interest loans to purchase assistive technology. The UATF also offers some small grants ($250 or less) on a limited basis through non-federal funding to families who meet federal poverty guidelines. 1-800-524-5152
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
[Washington] The Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA) is a consumer advocacy network that helps disabled individuals with Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services used to maintain or improve functional capabilities. Many high-tech and low-tech devices are now available to assist people with disabilities with daily living tasks, communication, education, work, and recreation. Examples are: wheelchairs, Velcro, adapted clothing and toys, computers, seating systems, powered mobility, augmentative communication devices, special switches, assisted listening devices, visual aids, memory prosthetics, and thousands of other commercially available or adapted items. Services also include functional evaluations, training on or demonstration of devices, and purchasing or leasing devices. Their number is800-214-8731.
Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF)
[Washington] The Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to, and controlled by, people with disabilities. Our first project is a low interest loan fund (the “Access Fund”) established to provide Washington state residents with disabilities affordable credit for purchases of assistive technology (AT) and home and vehicle accessibility modifications. (206) 826-1038
The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to deliver a wheelchair to every man, woman and child in the world who needs one. For those individuals, the Wheelchair Foundation offers freedom, self-reliance, mobility and hope.
Wheelchair Ramp Project (no website available)
[Washington] Wheelchair users living in Snohomish County or their advocates may call the disAbility Resource Center at (425) 347-5768 to apply for a ramp. Priority will be given to individuals in rehab facilities, minorities and those in rural areas.
Disability Resource Connection 607 Southeast Everett Mall Way Suite 6C, Everett, WA98208
[Wisconsin]Open to Wisconsin residents of all ages who have a disability and who want to buy assistive technology. The program has no income requirements, and does not require individuals to exhaust personal or public funding. Under the program, banks provide loans at prime- plus- two percent to qualified borrowers. Loan amounts depend on the item purchased and the ability to repay the loan.
Rochester, NY- Free and Low-cost Refurbished Computers Available Now Through Micrecycle:
Computers will be available for pick-up a week or two after applications are processed. For more information about the program or to request an application, call Alex Johnson at RMSC/Science Linkages, (585)256-3170.
Computers for Children (no website available)
2550 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10-6 pm
Refurbished computers from $79!
loaded with Windows OS and antivirus
Tower, Keyboard, Mouse, Screen, Disk drive, speakers.
*****Some Printers Available – starting @ $20****
Custom built computers – for only $469!
All systems are internet ready. Computers for Kids takes in computers from individuals, businesses & organizations & refurbish (upgrade), then the computers are donated to area schools. Computer & cash donations accepted. Volunteer opportunities. Also provide training to youth in computer refurbishment skills and software training.