Tools Recipients

"Tools for Life" Scholarships (17 Cycles - $184,000)

Appropriate and Needed adaptive technology was awarded to...

  •          103 Visually Impaired & Blind Students

o    14% pre-K and Kindergarten

o    40% Elementary School

o    19% Middle School

o    27% High School

...and consisted of:

  •          Flat-panel electronic video magnifiers (CCTV's)
  •          Portable electronic magnifiers
  •     Flat-Panel electronic video magnifiers w/ text-to-speech
  •          Braille Notetakers
  •          Refreshable Braille Display w/laptop
  •          Adapted Computer Systems
  •          Braillers 
  •     Tablet Computers
  •          Screen Enlargement/Screen Reading Software
  •          Assorted Conventional Magnifiers

Helping Families in Need:

  •          46% had family incomes of $25,000 or less & STF paid 95% of purchase.
  •          36% had family income between $25,000 & $50,000 & STF paid 90% of purchase.
  •          11% had family income between $50,000 & $70,000 & STF paid 67% of purchase.
  •         4% had family income between $70,000 & $85,000 & STF paid 50% of purchase.
  •          4% had family income between $85,000 & $100,000 & STF paid 33% of purchase.
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