Wouldn’t you like to get your hands on all the latest and greatest in PC and Apple computers, with no obligation on your part? Wouldn’t you like to be able to use a computer that’s loaded with adaptive technology free of charge? You can. Shawn Wallin, assistive technology specialist with State Services for the Blind (SSB), spoke at Vision Loss Resources this week, encouraging people to come and use the computers at the Assistive Technology Resource Center on University Avenue.
The Assistive Technology Resource Center – part of SSB – is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They’re located next to the Low Vision Store. There is no charge to use the computers, and they won’t try to sell you anything. You can bring a friend or family member or caregiver along with you; the center is open to the public.
It’s wise to call and reserve computer time; call the general SSB number, 651-539-2300.
Deb Clark of Vision Loss Resources reminded people that we all feel hesitant with technology that’s new to us, but if we don’t try, we’re the ones missing out. “It takes courage [to go try something new] but all of you have courage,” she said.