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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...
21 Feb 2009
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...
11 Apr 2009
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...
13 Jan 2009
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...
27 Jun 2011
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...
13 Jan 2009
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...
10 Nov 2009
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...
1 Apr 2009
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...
13 Jan 2009
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...
26 Mar 2012
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...
16 Aug 2009
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...
2 Mar 2009
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...
13 Mar 2010
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
29 Dec 2008
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...
9 Jul 2009
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...
1 Mar 2011
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...
17 Dec 2008
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...
14 Jan 2014
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...
4 Aug 2009
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
30 Jul 2010
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...
10 Jul 2005
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...
9 Feb 2011
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...
9 Jan 2007
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...
23 Jan 2012
AT&T's Text-to-Speech product
You can check out a web-based demo of AT&T's text-to-speech product . It's commercially available.webb.
7 Sep 2001
Re: Blind Users and Skype
Try taking a look at www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSVa7mxKxkw Accessible Skype review - YouTube
23 Aug 2012