Cognitive Tech Labs for Students with Disabilities

by John R. Davies--Francis Gauthier Foundation

Summary

This Project seeks contributions that will be used to provide stationary and portable computer work stations to schools and organizations serving students and adults with intellectual disabilities.
$1,234
total raised
29
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Students and adults with intellectual disabilities are among those for whom the digital divide is the greatest. Research has shown that computers provide an ideal platform for consistent, repetitive, and self-paced learning opportunities for increased self-direction, independence, and self-esteem. It is estimated that there are between 7 and 8 million people in the U.S. with intellectual disabilities.

Solution

1.) Establish 100 cognitive technology labs in schools and agencies 2.) Solicit applications for computer use by individuals with intellectual disabilities 3.) Review and rate applications under documented guidelines 4.) Provide awards and support

Long-Term Impact

The long-term goal of the project is to break down financial and attitudinal barriers that have limited computer access for this population through successful, widespread, and hands-on implementation of accessible computer technology.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.davies-gauthierfoundation.org
AbleLink Technologies

Organization Information

John R. Davies--Francis Gauthier Foundation

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.davies-gauthierfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Daniel K. Davies
Co-Director
Colorado Springs, CO United States

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