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  • Forum Thread: The Fuller Center for Housing

    We are the new non-profit housing ministry of Millard and Linda Fuller, who were also Founders of Habitat for Humanity. The Fuller Center for Housing began in 2005, and already there are affiliates in many U.S. cities (including Atlanta, where I live and work) as well as numerous countries around the...
  • Forum Thread: Educational Camps South Africa

    Our Fertile Ground is helping solve the challenges facing youth by providing supportive community environments where children can thrive. The non-profit organization uses a peer support model in which trained teen counselors provide education and social support to children and adolescents living with...
  • Forum Thread: Seniors Guide to Computers

    Seniors Guide to Computers www.seniorsguidetocomputers.com For those of you who are entering the information super highway late in life and have children or grandchildren who know more about computers than Perdue knows about chicken, then welcome to the Senior's Guide to Computers . This web...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hafa Adai! New member here...

    Joseph, I hope you will also visit the community forum and talk about how your organization uses IT! Your organization sounds fascinating, and I would love to learn more about how it uses IT! In addition, advocating for accessible tech is a passion of mine, so I hope I'll see you over on the accessible...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Seniors Guide to Computers

    Hi, Jeffrey, Welcome to TechSoup. Your website looks like a wonderful resource. What was your inspiration to set it up? You might also like to participate here at TechSoup answering questions and sharing your expertese. It sounds like you have a lot ot offer. In particular the Accessible Technology...
  • Forum Thread: C Stohr for details

    Hi! I'm new to TechSoup but have work with a Non Profit for about one year now. I am a solutions person and hope to help others with addressing issues with their current systems. I have a background in Telephoney, networks, servers, PCs ETC. Yes I am the jack of all trades and master of a few, and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New Copmmunity Service Organization

    Hello Rev. Boyd, Welcome to TechSoup, and glad to hear about the service you are providing in your area. We have quite a few people doing similar things in different parts of the country. They might be interested in sharing tips or hearing your experience. Please do post what has worked for you...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Seniors Guide to Computers

    Hi Sasha, Four years ago, I volunteered to do the web site for my wife's church ( www.zionlutherannj.net ). Many folks in the congregation are elderly and had computers but didn't know how to use them. I received many requests for help so I decided to create a web site for seniors. After two...
  • Forum Thread: Recognising Your Hard Work -Technology4Good Awards 2012

    Hello Everyone We are the Technology4Good Awards. We give the much needed recognition to those using technology for the good of others. You can nominate yourself or someone you know! The Technology4Good Awards are FREE to enter and open to any individual, business, charity, public body or other...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Cold Sky Services

    Hello all, I live in St. Louis, Missouri and have been setting up and maintaining websites for local not-for-profits since 1998. To make the story very short, this is my way of giving back to the community. This is my volunteer activity and my dayjob is not related to web development. (I started an...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Introducing myself and Alacridad

    Hi, Don, Welcome to TechSoup. I enjoyed reading about your project and wish you the best in accomplishing all of your goals. Chris' post is from Jan. 2007, and unfortunately, he's not likely to know that you have responded to it here. You may be able to contact him or his organization through...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Ojai, CA and Michigan

    Greetings all! I just found this site - wow, awesome! Ok - hit me over the head if my mission is pointless: www.thepcproject.org . I am trying to get our US population free PC's (used or free) (not kids, but adults who need new skills, especially in michigan- help, help, help!). I hear countless...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New to the Forums, with community humane education and action work

    Hi, Linda, and welcome to the forums here at TechSoup. I am wondering what kinds of technology (software, other) you've found most helpful for your animal shelter and related work? Best wishes, Sasha
  • Forum Thread: Need laptop donations for college students

    Hi my name is Marnie Parris and I work for Grand Valley State University in west Michigan. I work as an program Advisor for a TRiO program called the Educational Support program. This program services first generation, low-income students to succeed in college. We have many students who get ZERO money...
  • Forum Thread: Third WebAim screen reader survey

    I picked this news up from a posting by Jennison Asuncion on Linkedin. WebAim have repeated their survey of screen reader users for a third time, the results can be seen at http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey3. As with the previous surveys these results might be misleading because the sample...
  • Forum Thread: screen reader

    I have started seeing a client who has severe sight problems, after trying the common tweaks to the Windows display and some magnification software someone pointed me towards NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access, www. nvda -project.org/ ) It is a free, open source screen reader for Windows XP and Vista...
  • Forum Thread: Kiosk software recommendation needed for housing community clubhouse library

    I work for a affordable housing 501c3 that provides home ownership opportunities to lower income residents. We are looking to set up public use computer that will be available to anyone living in our mobilehome park. However, we are looking to install a kiosk type of software that requires a username...
  • Forum Reply: Re: What to Expect When You're Expecting: Office 2010

    The best new feature of MS Office 2010 is the Accessibility Checker. I've written my review on my blog: http://jebswebs.net/blog/2010/07/microsoft-office-2010-and-accessibility/ ~j
  • Forum Thread: knoppix

    One way to secure an empty table in a crowded bar unless you are with your techie pals is to start a discussion about the relative merits of different Linux distros but I have to sing the praises of Knoppix 6.0. I am currently in Nairobi on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) placement as Adaptive...
  • Forum Thread: FCC Releases a Software Development Kit for the Accessibility Clearinghouse

    FCC Releases a Software Development Kit for the Accessibility Clearinghouse the FCC’s Accessibility Clearinghouse is designed to be a useful, reliable, and reusable resource for individuals seeking accessibility solutions to give them full access to our nation's communication revolution...
  • Forum Thread: Disabled user

    I am disabled and I can only press 1 key at a time. I am also unable to use a mouse. Does anyone know if Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred 9 or another voice recognition software will allow me to use a computer and navigate the internet without using a keyboard and mouse? If not, any suggestions...
  • Forum Thread: e-book reader for screen readers

    An accessible version of the Adobe Digital Editions e-book software reader has been released in a trial format. The preview release of Adobe Digital Editions 1.8.1, which reads e-books created in the popular EPUB open standard, works for the first time with the JAWS and NVDA screenreaders for Windows...
  • Forum Thread: OpenOffice.org daisy book

    A daisy book format ( www.daisy.org ) text book for learning the open source OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite "A Conceptual Guide to OpenOffice.org 3" can be down loaded from http://www.gabrielgurley.com/resources/audiobooks . The author says that this is an alpha release and she would...
  • Forum Thread: Blind Users and Skype

    One of my friends is having a hard time using JAWS with Skype. (I googled, and apparently it's a pretty hot issue with blind users.) Whenever I call him, he can't (easily) answer, and often has to guess that it's me and then call me back. He also can't see (very well) what I type to...
  • Forum Thread: NVDA 2012.3

    NVDA 2012.3 the newest release edition of the NVDA MS Windows screen reader can be downloaded from http://www.nvda-project.org/ This release includes around 30 new features and 50 bug fixes. Highlights include support for Asian character input; experimental support for touch screens on Windows...