BESB: Adaptive Technology Resources

Adaptive Technology Resources


Resources for Access to Adaptive Computer Needs


Training Resources


Hadley School for the Blind

Phone:  800-323-4238 (Toll-free)   TTY:  847-441-8111

     Free long-distance training courses for beginner computer-users including an introduction to computer technology, typing and keyboarding, accessing the Internet, and word processing.  Multiple training media are available to meet individual needs.


Southeast CT Community Center for the Blind
120 Broad St., New London, CT
Contact: Barbara Bostwick (860) 447-2048

     On-site computer training for adults.


Check your local Senior Center, and town continuing education for classes.


Freedom Scientific Inc.

Phone: 800-444-4443

     Provides both free and tuition on-line training, training downloads, and workshops for JAWS for Windows, OpenBook and MAGic.


Dolphin Computer Access, LTD

     Provides video or video-transcript instruction, tips and tutorials at no charge on website for Dolphin Guide, Dolphin Guide Hands-free, SuperNova Access Suite, SuperNova Screen Reader, and  SuperNova Magnifier products. Fee-based training is available by phone, individual, private or public group instruction.  Free trial downloads available. 



Phone:  802-362-3612

     Free tutorials, training and support, online learning for Zoom Text and ZoomText Express.



     Free tutorials and demos for accessibility features.  Information about assistive technology products and assistive technology products for Windows available for current Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, and Outlook.


Silver Lining Technologies, LLC

33 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT

Phone:  860-539-4189

      Training provided at cost.


The NEAT Center at Oak Hill

33 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT

Contact Steve Famiglietti:  860-286-3100

Toll free in CT:  888-526-4492    TTY:  860-286-3113

     Training provided at cost.  Both on-site and distance learning.


Vision Dynamics

470 West Main St., Cheshire, CT

Phone:  203-271-1944

     Training provided at cost.


Apple Retail Stores

Phone: 1-800-692-7753

     One-on-one training for Mac products.  Locations in Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, and Farmington.


Resources for Adaptive Technology


American Foundation for the Blind


Hadley School for the Blind

     Free web seminars


Lighthouse International

     Free download for “Low Browse” screen magnification


NFB Technology Resource List


TalkingCommunities On-line User Guide

     Articles to assist with your technology


The Blind Readers Page

     An index to Adaptive Computer Hardware and Software




Resources for Technology Financial Assistance


National Federation for the Blind of CT

477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217, East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone:  860-289-1971

     NFBCT-Coccomo Grant


Help for the Blind of Eastern CT, Inc.

ATTN: John Conover   8 Country Lane, Windsor, CT 06095-3412
     Grant program for legally blind residents of Connecticut.


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