Computers for the Blind

Larry Mobbs, President of COMP explains how it all started:
“Some months ago our club met Mike Geno, working behind us here, he rebuilds computers for the blind. So we offered to do the hardware setup. Volunteers donated computers and their time and so since about February we have been rebuilding, donating computers approaching about 50 of them have gotten done. Work stations we have set up, about 6 places. People are at work building hardware and setting up windows 98. And Mike puts on special screen reading software called Jaws, which allows the sightless and limited vision users to drive the computer with the screen reader guiding them.

Michael Geno is the President for Michigan Council Of The Blind and Visually Impaired. Mike informs us that he has “been doing this for the past 6 years, and completed about 6 computers each year on my own. I was able to work on three computers yesterday, and finished one ready for placement with a blind person. I expect to place two adapted computers in the next two weeks.” Of course that statement was in May 2008, those numbers grow each month.

For more information on this project and how you can help out please go to:

Computer Operators of Marysville and Port Huron Michigan COMP: http://www.bwcomp.org

Watch this video as COMP volunteers and Mike Geno rebuild computers…

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