Welcome to Computers for the Blind

About us

Computers For the Blind is determined to bridge the digital divide for the community of the blind and visually impaired in the US by providing affordable, accessible refurbished computers and training. We don’t have any age or ability restrictions. We are an ally for the community of the blind and visually impaired and some of us are members. Our solutions are ready and accessible. They facilitate the individual to lead an independent and connected life – opening life-long opportunities for employment and digital equity. We provide customer guidance from purchase and beyond. Our seamless support is just a phone call away.

What others are saying

On behalf of those who have gotten a computer, you are doing a fabulous job!

I am a rehabilitation teacher for the visually impaired population in Alabama and I have frequently phoned you over the past four years that I have been employed with the Department of Rehabilitation Services in Birmingham. You with your army of volunteers, donors and generous manufacturers of products that help people who have vision loss Continue Reading

I will try my best to use this machine to improve my life and the lives of my family.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Center for sending me this computer! I will try my best to use this machine to improve my life and the lives of my family. The training I am receiving from the New Orleans Lighthouse for the Blind and this equipment, it should go a long Continue Reading

My Right Hand in Life

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to provide a wonderful opportunity for the blind and visually impaired. I have been using the computer that I received a little more than a year ago almost daily. My computer is my right hand in life. It opened up the world of opportunities. Thank you very much.

Thank You!

I just wanted to thank you so very much for your expediency and the abilities that you have offered me over the years to provide me carefree computer use. Every time I call you, the work gets done. It’s just a breath of fresh air working with you. Have a wonderful day, I look forward Continue Reading

Thanks for a Great Computer

This is Mickey from Tuscaloosa Alabama! Thank you very much for the great job you have done in supplying me with such a great laptop computer. This Lenovo Thinkpad is an awesome computer, thanks again!

Your efforts have changed my life.

Hello, my name is Barry, owner of mountaincrafted.com. I’m writing to express the fact that with your assistance with a computer I was able to build and now operate a successful business. As my subject states, your efforts change lives! Thanks a million times over!

Without help from CFTB, I could not afford having a computer.

I am a member of the my local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. I am currently using my second computer from CFTB. My first one ran Windows XP and now I’m using Windows 7. I really appreciate the opportunity to have a computer. Without the help from CFTB, there would be no Continue Reading

This has been a life-changer for me!

The package arrived on Friday and everything seems to be in order. Please express my appreciation to all the staff and volunteers that make this program possible. It has been a life-changer for me and I am sure that there are many other blind individuals that have benefited from this program. Thank you very much!

I have published 3 books

A big thank you to everyone for all that you have done for me. With the help of the software on the computer, I have been able to write and publish 3 books.

This is an amazing service that you are providing

Sending you a big thank you. My student has received her new and first computer. Thank you and your organization for making this possible. It is an amazing service that you are providing. I have high hopes that this student will break the ceiling as a blind Hispanic female and reach great heights of success Continue Reading

You’ve Made a Real Difference for Me

Thank you to the people at Computers for the Blind for making this possible. I would have never been able to afford the hardware and software. Your grant is making a big difference and allowing much greater freedom for me to not be tethered to a desktop. Thanks again, you’ve made a real difference for Continue Reading

I feel as if I have been given an extra pair of eyes and the ability to succeed.

I truly appreciate all of the volunteers from Computers for the Blind in providing individuals with much needed equipment. For many years I have struggled with gradual sight loss, as one must go back and re-learn new skills and regain your independence to fulfill everyday obligations. Sometimes not knowing what resources are available or the Continue Reading

My computer has lifted a weight from my shoulder

I would like to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the laptop. Having this opportunity means a lot to me. For a while I have struggled with schooling. I went a bit slower than the others, so a lot of times I couldn’t finish my schoolwork. I wasn’t turning my work Continue Reading

It has changed my students’ lives

Definitely one of the best organizations for the blind and low vision community. Thanks you for your services!

Thanks CFTB!

For school I have been enlarging my text and course material using an iPad. For my upcoming final competency exam, I found I would be limited to using a PC with ZoomText. Yikes! I could not afford a new computer and ZoomText. CFTB provided me with a great laptop with Fusion. As soon as I Continue Reading

Thank You

I just wanted to let you know that I love my laptop. I couldn’t be any happier. Thank you again and again.

Grateful to CFTB

Computers for the Blind has been a blessing in a number of ways. I will enumerate a few ways for you. This wonderful organization helped me get my self-esteem. They help me rediscover my love of blogging. They helped me gain added computer skills through the JAWS, a program I did not know existed until Continue Reading

Student Success!

I wanted to share a positive story with you all in the midst of all the difficulty our world is facing. One of my students won a computer (sic) at White Cane Day this year, and we have really been putting it to good use during our school district’s shift to online education. She has Continue Reading

thanks for an awesome computer at an economical price!

I just wanted to express my thanks for the awesome laptop that I have received from Computers for the Blind. What a great organization, and I want to say a special thanks to my friend of many years, Marcie Duty for assisting me with the application process as well as helping me get my Windows Continue Reading

Musician thanks

I am so happy to have a new computer from Computers for the Blind. It is a great tool for my recording studio, which is set up in the back bedroom in my apartment here, in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Just yesterday, I hooked my Presonus AR-8 USB mixer to the PC, and am currently working Continue Reading

Improved life

Dictated message: I am delighted with my laptop from computers for the Blind. The importance of how computers for the blind enhances the lives of persons who are blind and people with low vision is unbelievable. Our lives are improved by the offer of technology from Freedom scientific. Through this partnership with Freedom Scientific individuals Continue Reading


God Bless You!!! I picked up my laptop. I have just begun to get ‘acquainted’. I feel like a newborn baby with it. It has been three to four years since using a laptop. I have used the library’s desktop and CareerSource/Worknet computers a little. I feel truly blessed to see, hear and even have Continue Reading

God bless CFTB!

Thank you SO MUCH to CFTB for having this program available to the blind community, it truly is a blessing. I received my computer in Nov. 2019, and was having some technical problems with it after about 6 months, they repaired the computer, it works like a gem now, even better than when I received Continue Reading

What has been saved?

Earlier this year I was referred to your organization to inquire about a new or rebuilt computer. Computers For The Blind helped me in so many ways. From the first call, to the arrival of my new updated computer the experience was remarkable. Everyone I encountered was informative and friendly. The purchase was so affordable Continue Reading

Raffle winner!

I received a laptop computer decked out with a screen reader and productivity software from Computers for the Blind after winning a raffle this summer. The computer works beautifully, and is an essential tool in my studies with the braille transcription and proofreading certification program. I use six-key direct braille input to complete the lessons. Continue Reading

Compliment CFTB

I wanted to pay a compliment to Computers for the Blind for putting together an outstanding desktop computer system for my client. We unboxed the system today, and I was immediately impressed with the beautiful twenty three inch monitor, speakers, tower and other hardware in addition to the Fusion package provided as well as MS Continue Reading

Exceeds expectations!

I want to personally thank each and every one who had a hand in building my new Dell laptop and delivering it so promptly. With its incredible processor, wonderfully large and clear screen for a ZoomText reader, terrific software packages, USB ports and more, it exceeds my expectations of what I would be receiving! I Continue Reading

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