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Distance Computer Comfort

Computers are a vital link to the outside world. The knowledge and skills to use a computer can greatly improve independence, access to resources, and connections with family and friends for a person with a disability.

It is suitable for you if:

  • You have a physical or sensory disability
  • You are able to communicate independently (verbally or augmented)
  • You want to improve your computer skills

How does it work?

You will be matched with a volunteer or staff member to work, once a week, on your own self-determined goals, such as:

  • Word processing
  • Windows
  • Office software
  • E-mail
  • Internet
  • Social Networking

Our Distance Computer Comfort Program Provides:

  • Free online computer skills tutoring
  • A great starting point for adults with disabilities to develop basic computer skills
  • Self paced, client centred learning
  • Ongoing technical support
  • The option to participate from your own home or a community site

Distance Learning

  • Is available anywhere in Canada through the internet
  • Allows for a flexible learning schedule
  • Allows tutors to connect, speak and share in real-time
  • Is supported through a national network of disability organizations

Assistive Technology

As part of our Distance Computer Comfort Program, an Assistive Technology Specialist will be available to:

  • Consult on the most appropriate hardware and software to overcome any of your physical barriers so that you can successfully use a computer
  • Provide specialized equipment on short-term loans, so that you can trial some of the assistive technology that is available, such as: alternative keyboards and mice, screen magnification software, and voice recognition software

For more information please contact:

Gordon Watt
T 1.877.673.4636

The Distance Computer Comfort Program is funded by:

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