Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Give One Get One

From now through December 31, 2007, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. Up to $200 of your donation may be tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).

If you know a person who has difficulty reading printed text, the community is here to serve you. gives print disabled people in the United States legal access to over 35,200 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print or text to speech audio files. is now offering free memberships to schools so that eligible students can receive access to Bookshare titles along with free reader software. Visit for information on available book titles and eligibility.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Computer Assisted Writing Grant Awardees

The award letters will be in today's mail! Congratulations to the awardees: Bridgeport, Canton, Danbury, Derby, East Granby, Ellington, Enfield, Lebanon, Newtown, Plainville, Thompson, Tolland, Waterbury, Watertown and the CTHSS.

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