[Nfbk] Fwd: [State-affiliate-leadership-list] PRESS RELEASE: computers w/licensed copies of JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText $60 off for persons on SSI/SSDI - Nationwide

Cathy Jackson cathyj1949 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 20:41:03 UTC 2018

Below is information
regarding a news release about computers available to blind persons on SSI or SSDI. 
Sent from my iPhone

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> From: Fredric Schroeder via State-Affiliate-Leadership-List <state-affiliate-leadership-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: July 21, 2018 at 10:53:43 AM EDT
> To: "'State Affiliate Leadership List'" <state-affiliate-leadership-list at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Fredric Schroeder <fschroeder at sks.com>
> Subject: [State-affiliate-leadership-list] PRESS RELEASE: computers w/licensed copies of JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText $60 off for persons on SSI/SSDI - Nationwide
> Reply-To: State Affiliate Leadership List <state-affiliate-leadership-list at nfbnet.org>
> Colleagues,
> The below press release is from Computers for the Blind. I have not personally spoken with anyone who has used their service, but from what I read, this may be a useful resource for our members.
> If anyone has other information to share, pro or con, it would be appreciated.
> Fredric K. Schroeder, Ph.D.
> Computers for the Blind (CFTB) has access to additional grant funds to again offer computers for $60 off regular price. Here are the details:
> Eligible persons include persons on SSI or SSDI due to blindness. Copy of Social Security  reward letter required.
> Grant also includes parents of legally blind children or youth. Required documentation is an e-mail from the TVI or caseworker stating that the child needs a computer, would benefit from it, and purchasing a new computer with the expensive software would create a hardship on the family. No eye reports or income verification needed.
> These are desktop computers w/larger screens, and a home edition license of JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText of the client’s choice. Price includes JAWS training bundle.
> Cost for grant covered desktops is $70.   The only persons eligible for a grant covered laptop is a college student that is currently taking classes on campus. Proof required. Cost for laptop under the grant is $125.
> See article in AccessWorld for more details: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw190703
> Customer Service: 214-340-6328
> Now offering customer service & tech support in English & Spanish. Computers now ship within 2 weeks.
> Sincerely,
> David Jeppson
> Executive Director
> Computers for the Blind
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