Educational Technology

February 26, 2017

Free computer class for people with developmental disabilities

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A new computer class in Lane County is bridging the digital divide for people with developmental disabilities. Less than half of people with disabilities have access to the Internet, according to the Arc of Lane County, an organization that offers services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Angela Phinney, Director of Employment Services, says that is a big barrier to finding work. “Most of the jobs you have to apply for online, you have to create a resume, fill out applications, all those types of things,” Phinney says. The Arc’s new computer learning lab is aimed at fixing that. The learning lab was made possible by a $15,000 grant from Comcast.

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