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Development of an Online Assistive Technology Resource for the Disabled

TechSoup

www.techsoup.org

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2002–May 31, 2003
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

People with disabilities represent the largest minority group in the country. However, most of the 54.7 million Americans with disabilities who could benefit from the Web and other technologies have neither the awareness nor the access to it. Therefore, Web accessibility and assistive technologies are crucial if nonprofits are to serve the community inclusively and without discrimination.Funding will support the implementation and dissemination of technology practices that will allow CompuMentor to serve those people who face unique challenges accessing the Web. The goal of the project is to develop an online resource that will enable disabled and visually impaired individuals, employees, employers and community-based organizations in the nonprofit sector to make their Web sites more accessible.CompuMentor is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit technology assistance organizations. It has been providing person-to-person services, low-cost software and online resources to more than 23,000 nonprofits and schools since 1987.