Volunteers at a meeting

Who We Are

Computers for the Blind (CFTB) started in 88 by Robert Langford as the Texas Center for the Physically Impaired (TCPI). Bob found great advantages of having a computer with accessibility technology and wanted to share with those with visual impairments. In 1995 TCPI started shipping computers in Bob’s home with a couple of friends. When it grew cto big for that, a friend, John Austin, moved the operation to his airplane hangar. In 2013 the Organization was renamed Computers for the Blind and was moved to Richardson when they needed even more room. Read more about Bob’s Story here.

CFTB provides refurbished computers with accessibility software, as well as training and other services to individuals across the United States. We are quickly approaching 20,000 computers shipped since and have plans for further expansion!

Our Mission

The mission of Computers for the Blind is to open the world of information technology to persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing computer equipment, software, and training.

CFTB is a 501(c)(3) organization and is approved as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. More details are available to the public at GuideStar.Org.

Vision & Values

It is our hope that all with a visual impairment may experience the technology in a positive and productive manner.
Specifically we want to enable:

  • Ability to independently manage personal affairs.
  • Access to communication with others.
  • A learning environment where information is just a click away.
  • Employment opportunities by developing knowledge, skills, and marketable abilities.