The Computers for the Blind is pleased to announce its 24th year anniversary.The Computers for the Blind (CFTB), which was formerly The Texas Center for the Visually Challenged, is a volunteer organization devoted to providing computers for the visually challenged. It is our hope that each person who is visually challenged may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates opportunity for greater personal freedom.
The process starts with the donation of used computers. A group of dedicated volunteers refurbishes each computer. Each computer has special software including a screen reader and a voice synthesizer so text may be read aloud. E-mail and word processing programs are included as part of the software library.
Any visually impaired person who is serious about using a computer and is willing to commit to the learning process is eligible to receive a computer.
Bob Langford is the founding father of The Computers for the Blind. Bob says "When you are blind, learning the computer is a lot of work. It takes real dedication and some give up. But for those like me who put the effort into it, it’s a tremendous miracle."