[NFBMO] Information On TAVIM - a New Program For Blind Missourians 55+

Shelia Wright sbwright95 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 17:46:18 UTC 2021

Many of you will recall that we had a presentation about a new service
organization. This organization is now accepting applications and will
process them as quickly as possible. Below is some information those
interested can use to pass on to those you know that may  benefit from this
much needed service. 



Technology Association for Visually Impaired Missourians (TAVIM) - Moving
blind Missourians (55+) into the 21st century.



With our society having advanced to be so proliferated with digital
information in the current age, TAVIM becomes a working solution and will
serve as a means by which the blind citizens (55+) of Missouri can now
acquire the training and assistance they need to find empowerment through
the use of their computers.


The Technology Association for Visually Impaired Missourians (TAVIM) is a
project that aims to provide qualifying Missourians with instruction in the
basic use of a personal computer. As part of the program, qualifying
participants will be provided with a computer, and instruction delivered ,
by a network of both volunteer and contract trainers. There will be no
charge to the participants for the computer or the instruction. The computer
will remain the property of participants upon successful completion of

The computers provided will be set up with three versions of software in
order to provide the basis for instruction. The computers will also be
loaded with a screen reader for used by those who cannot see the screen. The
computers will be equipped with a mouse, monitor, and other basic
accessories. At this time, the basic accessories do not include a printer or

Training materials will be distributed to participants in the way of
recorded lessons and remote training. Participants are encouraged to proceed
at their own rate in training on their own, but are always encouraged to
contact trainers for assistance. Access to individual training in one's home
will be limited, of course, by available transportation as well as
availability of a trainer in your area.

To apply for services, one can download an application in DOCX format
<https://tavi-mo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tavi-application.docx>  or
apply online by the below form. In some cases participants may qualify for
concurrent assistance from Missouri assistive technology program through the
Telecommunications Access Program for Internet (TAP-I). One could apply for
those services, if you qualify, by downloading the form in PDF format
or in DOCX format.
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Contact Us:

Webpage: tavi-mo.org

Email: info at tavi-mo.org <mailto:info at tavi-mo.org> 
Phone: 844-55-TAVIM (844-558-2846) <tel:8445582846> 
To reach us via mail please send correspondence to:
P.O. Box 515
St Clair MO 63077-0515




Shelia Wright, President

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

7928 NW Milrey Drive, Kansas City, MO 64152


President at nfbmo.org <mailto:President at nfbmo.org> 

www.nfbmo.org <http://www.nfbmo.org> 


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