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Remembering Our Lost Members

The cycle of life comes no matter how much we plead and bargain, and although we cannot bring these great people back, we would like to remember them and their families in our daily reflections and prays. Rest in peace…

CFTB receives first ever grant to provide computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI and to parents of children w/visual impairments!      

Press Release: Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is pleased to announce a substantial grant from the Reading Resource fund, Communities Foundation of Texas to provide almost 700 computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI as well as families of children with visual impairments.    Please share widely with staff and consumer organizations, and parents of children with visual impairments and their support groups such as NAPVI and statewide chapters of NAPVI.

 

Consumers who are on SSDI and/or SSI can receive a desktop computer package (desktop computer, flat screen monitor, and peripherals') for $50 or a laptop for $70. Award letter from SSA required. - Parents of a child with a visual impairment may receive a desktop computer package (desktop computer, flat screen monitor, and peripherals') for $50 or a laptop for $70. A letter of recommendation from the student’s Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) is required. The letter needs to indicate that obtaining a computer at our standard price of $110 would create a financial burden on the family. No other financial information needed. The TVI also needs to indicate that the student needs a computer and is capable of benefiting from the computer.  Note: We have discovered that a child who can press the space bar may be able use a computer with proper training, special software, and USB connections. See attached.  NOTE: Go to CFTB website to seewhat we provide. All computers have a 2 year warranty. Purchase orders not accepted for this grant. CFTB does not recommend and rarely approves a laptop computer for persons who use MAGic screen magnification as the laptop screen is not large enough. CFTB now accepts credit and debit cards or Pay-Pal. Talking Typing Teacher is available from MarvelSoft for $10 through this grant.  It is 90% off of retail and is highly recommended for all users!   For additional information or to please an order contact:   Customer service: 214-340-6328, leave one message only. Staff will get back to you within two business days. info@computersfortheblind.net
www.computersfortheblind.ne
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ComputerfortheBlind/   David Jeppson - Executive Director  

Rest in peace

Mourn with Colorado blind Bowling Association. One of our bowling family members, Mike Provo has passed. though his body may be gonethe memories we have of him will be with us forever.

Here's your chance to help us make our home comfortable. I'm sure you have heard of the make-overs they have on TV. we're trying to raise money to do something similar with our home. the link below will give you the opportunity to help us with any amount toward that goal.
Go fund me

HOW TO START A BLIND BOWLING LEAGUE IN YOUR COMMUNITY 

Bowling is one of America's competitive and fun sports/activities that have been adapted to enable visually impaired and sighted friends and family members to engage in together. The rules of the game are exactly the same. Visually impaired bowlers only need just a little help from their sighted friends such as letting the bowler know what pins have been knocked down or still standing. Just a pointer or two such as you are throwing across your body and your ball went in to the left gutter or you did not reach out and your threw the ball in the right gutter. To help the visually impaired bowler walk straight, we have a guide rail which can be purchased through the American Blind Bowling Association by contacting our secretary, Rozella Campbell by phone: 248-853-0209 or email ABBAsectrea@yahoo.com. You can also ask the secretary for a starter packet to get your league registered and going.

To qualify as a blind bowling league, you need 4 legally blind individuals plus as many other bowlers as you like. Your league will need a statistician and a secretary to handle your administrative duties. One stop does it all, contact our secretary and she will provide all the information you need to get started.

Oh yes, we host an annual tournament somewhere in the US and all member leagues and individual member that chooses to get together and bowl and meet new friends. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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