[nobe-l] Offer of Assistance

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Dec 24 22:03:17 UTC 2012

International students are eligible -- but this is a quick turn-around 
thing, so it won't last long.


On 12/24/2012 3:43 PM, Michael Baird wrote:
> Hi David Andrews,
> I know many students who are blind and would like this necessary
> assistance.  I am writing from Uganda though.  Do they meet the
> requirement.  I can be contacted at sfoonyu at gmail.com or through cell phone
> 011 to get out of the United States, then 256 the Ugandan Code, and finally
> 779334895.  So, 011256779334895 might work.  Just in case you need to
> interview some of the students at Silver School for children  who are
> blind.  Silver
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM, David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com> wrote:
>> I don't know, no minimum or maximum was stated.  I think that they are
>> primarily interested in "school-age kids, that is K-12.
>> Dave
>>   Hi,
>>> How old does the student have to be?
>>> Sent from my iPod Touch
>>> 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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