BURNABY, British Columbia, April 20, 2012 – The Neil Squire Society (new window) today announced that the SpencerCreo Foundation will be providing $20,000 in support of the Society’s Distance Computer Comfort Program for Canadians with physical disabilities.
Distance Computer Comfort, offered at no cost to participants, is a basic computer familiarization program designed specifically for the most marginalized people with disabilities (new window) in Canada (new window). Participants are often home-bound, located in remote geographic areas, living in poverty, and have disability care issues which prevent them from participating more fully in society. Distance Computer Comfort provides them with the skills to use technology; to communicate with family, friends, and the outside world through computers; and the ability to access community and health related information easily online by themselves.
“With the generous support of the SpencerCreo Foundation we will be able to reach more participants right across Canada through our Distance Computer Comfort Program,” said Gary Birch (new window), Executive Director (new window) of the Neil Squire Society. “We are delighted that the SpencerCreo Foundation shares our vision of economic and social inclusiveness for all people with disabilities.”
About Neil Squire Society
Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit (new window) organization in Canada that for the past 27 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world’s leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. More than 20,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With about fifty staff, Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadian in Vancouver (new window), Regina (new window), Ottawa (new window), Fredericton (new window), and Moncton (new window), as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.
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