Category Archives: Language Barriers

Voices From the Lab: Connecting Home

On the surface, Sam is like many of the people who come to Austin Free-Net (AFN) to use our technology resources at Rosewood Zaragosa to look for a job opportunity.  A man in his late 40s with a booming personality … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: TFA’s iPads for All

The retired couple held the iPad between them, discussing how all the different features on the mobile device could help them as they travel. “We can use the maps and Internet to plan our trips,” the husband said as he … Continue reading

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Voices from the Lab: Bilingual Computer Classes a Hit in Rural Texas

Around fifteen students attended a five week bilingual computer training session in Smithville Texas recently, presented by the Rural Texas and San Antonio office of Technology For All. The students, all Spanish speakers who were learning English, covered a variety … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Jobs, Citizenship Not So Distant in TFA’s Lab

“The naturalization ceremony is a solemn and meaningful event,” says the Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Jose, a regular at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center lab in Houston, Texas, has spent over a … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: What Makes Austin Free-Net Different?

Austin Free-Net is the go-to computer education facility for so many Austin area adults because we offer the opportunity to improve their computer literacy in nontraditional classroom settings at no cost to them. 

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Voices From the Lab: Today Was One of Those Days… by Mimi Tilton, Austin Free-Net

Sometimes even working at the greatest nonprofit in Austin can be a grind.  No, honestly!  Yes, we at Austin Free-Net are all passionate about the mission to provide free  computer access and training to the Austin community.  We work daily and … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Austin Free-Net Increases Bilingual Classes and Adds 18 Computers

On February 9, 2012 Austin Free-Net held an Open House at The DeWitty Center to introduce 18 new computer systems, as well as our new, free, bilingual (Spanish) basic computer classes to our community.

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Austin Free-Net Engages the Latino Community at La Feria Para Aprender!

Stop by and say, “¡Hola! ¿Cómo están?” to Austin Free-Net staff members Mimi, Natalia and Mercedes at the popular Spanish-language learning event, La Feria. 6th Annual La Feria Para Aprender (The Learning Fair), Saturday, January 28 10 a.m. – 3:30 … Continue reading

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Austin Free-Net Welcomes The Year of the Dragon!

Austin Free-Net joined the Vietnamese American Community of Austin in their celebration of “Tet Nguyen Dan” or the New Lunar Year on January 23rd and together with other local service providers and businesses welcomed in The Year of the Dragon!

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Voices in the Lab: Elevation Station Meets Local Needs

For five strangers at Elevation Station, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are for computer basics. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Commerce grant supplied to Texas Connects Coalition, founding member Technology For All provides free computer access and training to Houston’s … Continue reading

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