[nobe-l] Offer of Assistance

Jasmine Kotsay jasmine.kotsay at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 18:37:18 UTC 2012

How old does the student have to be?

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On Dec 19, 2012, at 6:12 AM, David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com> wrote:

> I have received the following message, an offer of assistance to a blind student, and I know it to be legitimate.  If you have a qualifying student and want to submit a proposal, please submit it to me at dandrews at visi.com and I will forward it to the proper person.
> David Andrews
> We have been contacted by a person potentially offering to donate adaptive
> technology to a student or students who will use it well and who will not
> otherwise be able to obtain it.  Approximately $3,000 worth of equipment can
> be made available, which can cover the price of some braille displays,
> laptops, tablets and reading devices.  There is a preference for providing
> braille hardware, but all requests will be considered.
> If you believe you have a student who meets the criteria of potential
> effective use and genuine inability to obtain the equipment any other way,
> write back to me describing the student and his or her equipment needs,
> concisely but informatively.  I will then pass the information on to a
> member of the screening committee.
> This will be an informal and fairly rapid process.  If the right
> candidate(s) are found, they obviously will not receive their new technology
> on Christmas, but they might be able to know it is coming, and should
> receive it in January.
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