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February 25, 2003

Internet lessons for disabled kids

From: News Shopper, UK - 25 Feb 2003

DISABLED youngsters in Bexley can receive specialist home computer tuition through a new charity project.

U Can Do IT is offering 20 blind, deaf or physically disabled teenagers the chance to learn internet skills from qualified, vetted tutors.

Full use will be made of adaptive technologies such as screen readers and voice input, where needed.

Chairman Anthony Wigram said: "We are very excited about this project.

"Even those with severe or multiple disabilities can learn how to keep in touch with friends by e-mail, download cool stuff and, of course, use the internet safely, easily and in a way which supports their education."

For an application pack, call 020 7730 7766.

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