About this project
For blind children, a world of digital resources and opportunity can remain inaccessible without intervention. With your help, Tech Goes Home will train a class of ten blind students and their families to use iPads, Bluetooth keyboards and Voice Over software as the means to learn, work and play. In order to conduct this class, Tech Goes Home must raise the following:
- 10 iPads @ $400 = $4,000
- 10 Bluetooth Keyboards @ $75 = $750
- 2 TGH trainers @ $1,200 = $2,400
- 1 TGH assistant @ $300
Total needed: $7,450
Already raised: $1,450
Amount needed: $6,000
Tech Goes Home (TGH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bridge the digital divide so that low-income populations in the City of Boston have access to digital communications, technology and the Internet. Programs deliver powerful results: Tech Goes Home at School, featuring child & parent team training, reported that 98% of recent participants will remain connected to the school and will use email to facilitate communication after completing the program, where 70% had never attended a single school event prior. Child participants have a higher probability of using their computers for academics than those who do not. Three quarters of adult participants earn less than $25,000 annually, but in a survey one year after initial training, 90% now use the internet at home. Tech Goes Home reaches thousands of Boston families through a partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Center for Youth and Families, the Boston Public Library, the Timothy Smith Network, and the Boston Housing Authority.
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