Category Archives: Seniors

Voices From the Lab: Find What You Need at Austin Free-Net

John, a visually disabled Vietnam War veteran, came to the Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood center with basic computer skills.  He had worked in the early 80s on computer systems which used numbers and symbols only.  But, he had the basics down  … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Digital Divide – How Do YOU Define It?

What exactly is the Digital Divide? According to the World English Dictionary (www.dictionary.com) it is a noun and it is “the gap between those people who have Internet access and those who do not.” Seems like a simple definition for … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: Baby Boomers Retire and Keep Learning

Did you know that more than 10,000 people are eligible for retirement each day in the United States?  Baby Boomers, those born during the years of 1946 and 1964,  have been entering retirement age since 2010 and many are choosing … Continue reading

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New La Grange Computers Lead to Less Waiting, More Use

Fayette Public Library Director Kathy Carter is excited about three recent additions at her facility. In December 2011, Texas Connects Coalition member Technology For All (TFA) installed new computers and software at the La Grange, Texas location. The new hardware … Continue reading

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New Computers Bring Shorter Lines and More Users to Madison County Library

Madison County Library Director Veronica Grooms has seen several positive changes since the library received new computers last summer. “The waiting list is down, a lot,” she said in a recent interview.

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Voices From the Lab: The Power Couple of Denver Harbor

Lina and Regino have been married for 61 years. (“61 already?” Lina asks.) The childhood playmates were married at 16 and 17 in Tahoka, Texas, a small agricultural town near Lubbock. “People got married young in those days,” Lina says. … 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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A Dose of Digital: TFA students’ lives reflect studies over healthcare and Internet access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2012 Contact: Will Reed, President, Technology For All (713) 454-6400 HOUSTON – According to Health Topics and other recent studies from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, using the Internet for health-related … Continue reading

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Voices From the Lab: DeWitty Center Brings Back Childhood Memories

It’s difficult for most of us to imagine a time when radios, televisions and telephones were oddities in the average American home.  To someone over the age of 70, it was the norm.

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Voices From the Lab: Consuelo Makes It Happen

Consuelo (“Not Consuela,” she stipulates) has just begun her digital education at the computer lab in MD Anderson YMCA. It’s her second class, and she’s already operating the mouse and using terminology.

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